breast cancer Tag

The diagnosis of Breast Cancer brings challenges, lots of emotions, time off work, a new routine and a heap of side effects.   The last component of treatment that an individual is likely to consider is regular exercise. Let’s talk about why it is important, how it can help and what it means long-term. Exercise is an integral part of management of Breast Cancer during and after treatments have ended. Regular physical activity will assist with: Maintenance of lean muscle mass Maintenance of Bone Mineral Density (BMD) Manage and reduce cancer-related fatigue Improved mood Maintaining aerobic conditioning Manage flexibility and mobility, especially after...

The enormous benefits of exercise on our health are well known and there is no exception to this for women and men braving a diagnosis of cancer.   Strong evidence supports that regular exercise during and following treatment for cancer has a multitude of benefits including boosting physical and emotional health and wellbeing, improving overall quality of life and prevention of chronic diseases including diabetes and heart disease. Exercise can also have a positive influence on mood, energy, confidence and weight; as well as helping to manage some of the side effects of treatment which can include lymphoedema, pain and fatigue. Your local...