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5 Simple Ways to Become Healthier

1 - Exercise at Least 3 Times a Week Now, some of you may be thinking, "well I'm not joining a gym. I'm not going to run a triathlon. I'm not..." FINE! - You don't have to! However, you can lean up, increase energy levels, get more oxygen to your brain, relieve depression naturally and feel friggin' great just from taking a 20-minute brisk walk. If you can't go 20 minutes, start off with 10 or whatever you can go [...]

10 Clues That Someone is a Cancer Survivor

1. They are a bit skinny, but strong as hell! 2. A long day used to be working from 9 to 5, but not anymore. 3. The thing they value most is people, not money. 4. Those little arguments from years ago have long been forgotten. - And not from chemo brain! 5. They will kick your ass in the "who has the most scars" contest. 6. They probably know the definition of the word, "petechiae". 7. They know where their "good veins" are. 8. They [...]

Using Qigong For Stress Relief

// When dealing with cancer or any craziness in life, we can experience immeasurable amounts of stress. When we have cancer, the bills don't stop, they add up. Family stresses don't subside, and they can sometimes get worse. I want to tell you about using Qigong for stress relief. You know the feeling. It's like a crowded bar in your head—lots of noise, smoke and oh look there is someone doing shots. Okay, that part was a joke, but you [...]

“Survivors Survive” THE Survivor’s Anthem – by Ryan Hamner

I've received several emails from people requesting the lyrics to my song, "Survivors Survive". So, here is the video AND the lyrics. Thank you so much for watching and listening! Be well! Ryan Survivors Survive by 4-time survivor Ryan Hamner Not a day goes by That you don't think of the time They told you all was okay Go live your life now you're fine [Pre chorus] It will be all right How does it feel to survive? [Chorus] All around the world Stand up and join hands Shine your lights to the [...]

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Cardio and the Brain: A lil exercise can help make you smarter and happier!

As you probably know of course, exercise is good for ya… duh! How many times have you heard that? However, I want to talk specifically about cardiovascular exercise and how it can impact your brain. As a matter of fact, a good cardio workout can actually make you smarter among other things. (Can you imagine if Einstein was also an athlete? Woa!) We’ve all pretty much heard or read the obvious benefits of cardiovascular exercise. It helps you to lose weight, [...]

How Exercise Can Save Your Life!

So, there’s no doubt that exercise is good for you. It can add muscle, strengthen your heart, alleviate depression, lower cholesterol, burn fat, lower your risk of cancer, make ya sexy and the list goes on. Most of the impacts mentioned above can help save your life in a sense (although sexiness has never been shown to save lives.) However, exercising can also put you at a major advantage if one of the most unthinkable and most unfortunate medical [...]

A Little About Ryan Hamner, 2survive, Hope and You!

// First, I have to say thank you if you are reading this, and thank you to all of the Facebook fans and supporters of 2survive. The Story of Me – In Short! 2survive has been a long time coming and years in the making. For those that don’t know about me, my name is Ryan Hamner, and I am a 4-time survivor of Hodgkin’s lymphoma. I’m also a singer-songwriter and founder of 2survive. I’ve battled cancer since the age [...]

Bittersweet: A Kid Who Beat Cancer 4 Times, His Friend and His Song

My life as a child was probably a bit different than others—And that's not a "poor little me story". In all honesty, rarely did I ever even feel sorry for myself. Partially because my dad, the voice of reason and reality, was always there to remind me that other people had it worse. He'd say, "Ryan, the man with no shoes thought he had it bad until he met the man with no feet!" Also, heck, I'd been sick [...]

How Can You Treat Depression without Medication?

Roughly 25 to 35% of all cancer patients experience depression and anxiety. And many studies have proven that depression can even increase the risk of dying. (Yuck man!) So keeping the spirits high should be a top priority for anyone undergoing treatment. Many people take medicine to combat depression but you don't exactly have to. So how can you treat depression without medication? Below is my personal list of natural ways that have helped me fight stress, depression and anxiety [...]

Your brain on Re-Mission – by Ellen LaPointe (HopeLab)

When I joined HopeLab in 2005 the notion that gaming might actually be good for you was a radical idea.  Indeed, many viewed games with downright suspicion.  Today, games are everywhere, and a growing body of data and popular commentary are making the case that games have real power to improve lives in many ways.  Our own study of the positive effects of Re-Mission on health behaviors among young people with cancer provided scientific evidence for the potential for games to positively [...]