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Overweight and obesity links to common cancers

Physical activity has many benefits for people with breast cancer, from reducing fatigue to helping you regain a sense of control.  Even a small amount of activity will have benefits. Lack of physical activity and excess body fat have been linked to an increased risk of many...

New exercise guidelines for cancer survivors

Survivors may soon get their very own exercise prescription, following new guidelines presented recently at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting. Prior guidelines aren’t specific enough, said Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, of the University of...

Pilates class for breast cancer survivors gets off to a flying start

Our pilates class for breast cancer sufferers got off to a flying start this morning with five ladies coming along and giving it a go. We had some achey joints (before class!), some definite “I don’t like gym” goers and all the usual side effects from various...

Fitness facts for cancer survivors

Staying active can help reduce cancer-related fatigue and other side effects like constipation, nausea or pain during and after cancer treatments. Physical activity can also promote cancer survivorship and improved quality of life. In the past, patients were told to rest and...
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