Exercising more is one of the most popular New Year's resolutions every January, leading to packed gyms across the country. But the excitement about exercise often tapers off quickly - until we resolve to try again next year. Do you want this year to be different? The benefits of exercise go far beyond fitting into your favorite pair of jeans. Regular exercise can help you decrease stress, reduce pain and sleep better. The key is learning how to make exercise a lifestyle, not a daily chore.
Heidi Krieger became part of the LLS family when her daughter Grace was diagnosed with leukemia. Here in her words is the story of a survivor, her daughter Grace.
We had just brought home a new baby when Grace, not even two years old, was diagnosed with leukemia. During the day, I was busy and distracted caring for two, small children; but at night I cried—how would I ever live without my Grace?
Her life was saved by research. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s funding over the years have contributed to major advances that helped get our daughter into remission. Still, the fear of relapse stayed with us. LLS helped with that too. An LLS volunteer—her son was a survivor—answered my questions and gave us so much hope.
Grace is in kindergarten now—she’s a little ballerina who also wants to play soccer! We are one grateful family.