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Exercise Good for Cancer Patients During, After Treatment

exercise cancer treatmentCancer treatment is a difficult time, stressful for patients. New research shows that besides treatment, cancer patients will greatly benefit from exercise, as physical activity helps to relieve stress and improve life on many levels.

Key takeaways:

  • Exercise has been shown to improve fitness, physical functioning and quality of life for cancer survivors.
  • Cancer patients will benefit from all types of exercise during and after cancer treatment.
  •        Don’t be concerned about intensity of exercise. Just exercise regularly as best you can.

“Overall, resistance exercise, aerobic exercise — and even a combination of aerobic and resistance — resulted in improvement in fitness and quality of life and physical function,” said Focht.

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