Research has shown exercise may have beneficial effects for cancer patients. Evidence also indicates that exercise may reduce the risks of several cancers. Exercise can help with weight gain/loss, quality of life, cancer recurrence or progression, and the likelihood of survival. While nearly all the evidence linking physical activity to cancer risk comes from observational studies — people whose physical activity is followed for diagnoses of cancer — the placebo effect cannot be denied. Get up, get active, and get to living life on your terms!

Fitness and cancer: Can you do too much exercise?

Exercise is not something many oncologists discuss with their patients, and many cancer patients are reluctant to exercise, particularly if they didn’t engage in regular exercise before they developed their condition. It used to be…

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Walking may improve sleep for cancer patients

A recent study published in the British Journal of Cancer suggests walking could improve the quality of sleep for lung cancer patients. The researchers said a similar link is seen in breast and colorectal cancer patients. The…

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Walk to help live a healthier life

Physical activity doesn’t need to be complicated. Something as simple as a daily brisk walk can help you live a healthier life. For example, regular brisk walking can help you: Maintain a healthy weight Prevent…

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Meditation: committing to the goal of knowing yourself

Meditation is a means of transforming the mind. Meditation practices are techniques that encourage and develop concentration, clarity, emotional positivity, and a calm seeing of the true nature of things. By engaging with a particular…

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10 reasons to practice yoga

Yoga focuses on your body’s natural tendency toward health and self-healing. While there are more than 100 different types, or schools, of yoga, most sessions are typically include breathing exercises, meditation, and assuming postures (sometimes called…