Most of us in the fitness industry know exercise is medicine. Physical, mental, it's all kind of good for you. Exercising when pregnant speeds up recovery from labor and delivery. Women experiencing menstrual cramps typically feel relief after moderate exercise. Weight bearing exercise helps prevent osteoporosis. And an exciting new report is out proving what some cutting-edge fitness professionals and doctors have known for some time: exercise for cancer patients reduces both the side effects of treatment and the incidence of recurrence.
The report, entitled "Move More: Physical Activity the underrated 'Wonder Drug,'" from Macmillan Cancer Support in the U.K., says 150 minutes of moderately intense activity per week is the minimum amount needed to see the positive effects.
In addition to some other very compelling findings, the report shows breast cancer patients' risk of recurrence and of dying from the disease can be reduced by up to 40% by following the exercise guidelines, as well as a 30% reduction in the risk of dying for prostate cancer patients who engage in the recommended 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise.
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And to support a person enduring Cancer treatment or the after-effects, be an exercise buddy and offer to accompany them for an outside walk or hike. . .you will surely benefit as
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