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Cancer and resistance exercise

People who are living with or recovering from cancer can be reluctant to exercise for various reasons, but it is important to aim to preserve muscle mass with resistance exercise. It is associated with maintenance of normal daily activities and less fatigue. On reading an article by the American Council on Exercise (2020) I have taken the following information. The American College of ...
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Cancer and the essential role of exercise

Key benefits of being more physically active for people living with cancer, as shown in reviews of high quality research studies – Reduction in treatment-related fatigue Less joint pain Positive impact on hot flushes, mood, anxiety and depression, weight gain, and arthritis Reduced chance of recurrence of cancer Physical activity at recommended levels decreases the risk of breas...
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Exercise is primary factor in fighting cancer say Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support’s new message is Move More – physical activity, the underrated wonder drug! The cancer support charity has recently stated that “Family and friends could be doing more harm than good by insisting people with cancer ‘take it easy’ when they are going through treatment and recovery.” They add that “family and friends have a crucial role in supporting people to become ph...
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