We Value the Importance of Nutrition

Dragon Boat Charleston promotes the health and fitness of cancer survivors and the community. Read below for information on nutrition, and on other pages about exercise and community resources.

Watch for DBC Winter Fitness opportunities later in the year! We stay fit all year long!!

Download Nutrition for Race Day Brochure

Download Nutrition for Race Day Handout

Nutrition For Training Trifold

Nutrition For Training Handout

Check out this delicious smoothie recipe for a great way to start the day! We call it:

The Dragon

  • 1 banana
  • handful of chopped and frozen papaya
  • 2 dates (seed removed)
  • touch of rice milk, a bit of water and ice cubes
  • handful of kale
  • handful of spinach
  • handful of blueberries
  • Add water as needed to thin and ENJOY!

Are These Superfoods In Your Regular Diet?

  • Eggs
  • Greek yogurt
  • Fat free milk
  • Salmon
  • Lean beef
  • Nuts
  • Edamame
  • Tofu
  • Blueberries
  • Oatmeal
  • Flaxseed
  • Olive Oil
  • Avocado
  • Broccoli
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Garlic
  • Red peppers

Seven Major Warning Signs of Cancer

  1. Any persistent change in bowel or bladder function.
  2. Unusual bleeding or discharge.
  3. Persistent indigestion or difficulty swallowing.
  4. A nagging, hacking cough or hoarseness that lasts more than 2 weeks.
  5. Any sore that does not heal.
  6. A thickening or lump in the breast or elsewhere.
  7. Recent change in the size or color of a wart or mole.

What Our Paddlers Are Saying About DBC

  • Lynda, Cancer Survivor
    "I had no idea when I started paddling with DBC that it would become an essential part of my life. What started as having fun on the water in 2003 blossomed into a network of friends and a support group that kept me sane as I underwent surgery and chemo in 2005 and again in 2007. It’s an escape from the horrors of cancer, where I am accepted whether I am strong or weak."
    Lynda, Cancer Survivor
  • Belinda, Cancer Survivor
    "DBC provides a community that accepts everyone where they are physically, as well as emotionally, and allows them to fully participate in a true sport as a team member. Paddling provides a positive challenge for physical and emotional growth, combined with the beauty of the outdoors and just plain fun. It’s good medicine."
    Belinda, Cancer Survivor
  • Gene, Cancer Survivor
    "Having cancer revealed my physical vulnerability, produced great fear, and threatened my mortality. DBC enhances my physical strength and makes me fearless. The peacefulness of the water, the drum beating in time with my heart, and the communion between paddlers who have all faced a fearful foe, makes me feel immortal."
    Gene, Cancer Survivor
  • Lois
    "Water is an integral part of the Lowcountry. Getting outside to exercise is important for physical health and mental well-being. A person who has had surgery, been stuck in the infusion room or under a radiation machine (cut, poisoned and burned) doesn’t feel like doing anything. It sucks the strength from a person. You feel that you will never feel human again. You feel ruined. Dragon boating is an opportunity to get outdoors and become one with your body again. You start to feel like maybe you can overcome the cancer toll. You note your surroundings and realize what a great lifestyle the Lowcountry has. The exercise helps build your stamina and brightens your outlook on the future."
    Cancer Survivor
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