Physically Active People Are More Likely To Prevail Over Cancer – Part 1 of 3
Physically Active People Are More Likely To Prevail Over Cancer. People undergoing cancer therapy traditionally have been told to rest as much as possible and from exertion, to save all their strength to battle the dreaded disease. But a growing number of physicians and researchers now say that people who remain physically active as best they can during treatment are more likely to beat cancer. The unquestioned evidence for exercise during and after cancer treatment has piled so high that an American College of Sports Medicine panel is revising the group’s national guidelines regarding exercise recommended for cancer survivors.
The panel’s conclusion: Cancer patients and survivors should compete to get the same amount of exercise recommended for everyone else, about 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise. Resistance training and stretching also are recommended.