Make exercise a priority and feel the difference. These resources will help you understand the clear connection between physical activity and reducing your risk for cancer growth and recurrence, and give you ideas about which activities might work best for you.
If you are enrolled in an Anticancer Lifestyle Program, you will sample a variety of aerobic exercises and strength training options, as well as exchange ideas on tools and local resources. All participants will receive a pedometer to practice reaching the Center for Disease Control’s recommended goal of 10,000 steps a day.
Researchers at the Harvard University T.H.
The NCI has a brief but comprehensive fact sheet about the relationship between physical activity and cancer.
Researchers at University of California Davis Medical Center found that exercise increases the level of neurotransmitters, which are depleted in the brains of patients with depression and anxiety.
A randomized controlled study showed that three months post-treatment, breast cancer survivors who practiced yoga twice weekly experienced 23% fewer cognitive problems than the control group.
Exercise has long been linked to better outcomes for women with breast cancer, and a recent study might explain why.
During treatment, relaxation exercises helped most at reducing fatigue.
Oncologists and their patients see the benefits of exercise during and after treatment, but physicians are reluctant to include physical activity recommendations in their patient discussions.