Posted in Exercise during cancer treatment
Posted by Sachini Ganhewa
on 25 June 2020
The traditional notion of resting your body to overcome cancer treatment related fatigue has been debunked a long while ago now. Instead the research is heavily supportive of exercise and movement.
Research shows that moving your body during and after cancer treatment can help with:
Improved physical function
Improved strength and muscle mass
Improved quality of life
Improved cardiovascular fitness
And most importantly reduce the...
Posted by Lauren Young
on 12 September 2019
Of all the side effects of cancer treatment, some expected, some unexpected, cancer related fatigue is the most common and the most debilitating.
What is cancer related fatigue?
Cancer related fatigue (CRF) is a persistent lack of energy that is not significantly improved by sleep, and is not due to over exertion. CRF feels different to a tiredness you might feel at the end of a long day that is restored with a good nights' sleep. CRF can make it difficult to cope with the ...
Posted by Moving Beyond Cancer
on 14 May 2019
Should patients with cancer exercise?
Historically patients with cancer were advised to rest, however these days we know better! Physical activity and targeted exercise are beneficial for cancer prevention, recovery and survival, and should be a part of every cancer management program.
The Department of Health and Human Services, the Americal College of Sports Medicine, and the specialist journal Oncology all have published multiple studies and review articles confirming...
Posted by MIOG support team
on 6 March 2019
Exercise is a safe intervention that benefits most people during and after cancer treatment and can significantly help manage some of the side effects that can occur. Research suggests that exercise can:
Improve quality of life
Speed up return to your usual activities
Help manage some of the common side effects of treatment
The positive impacts are plentiful.
Research has demonstrated that exercise can reduce side effects during different phases of breas...