Proof It Works: Exercise (more)
  • Exercise for Cancer Survivors
    Memorial Sloan Kettering
    “Studies have shown that regular physical activity – including aerobic activity, weight training, core exercises, and stretching – can help to reduce the impact of cancer treatments on bones, muscles, energy level, and mood. Exercise has also been shown to increase survival and decrease the risk of a cancer recurrence.” Click here to read more.
  • Research Shows Exercise and Plant-Based Diet Helps Cancer Patients
    Dec. 6, 2016, CBN News
    “Life after cancer can be difficult.  Many cancer survivors will tell you the worst part is worrying whether it will come back.  That’s problematic, because doctors tell us worry is stress, and stress kills. Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. That’s not its only benefit.” Click here to read more.
  • Pumping Iron: Weightlifting Helps Breast Cancer Survivors
    Nov. 14, 2016, Florida State University News
    New research by a Florida State University professor found that regular strength training can help breast cancer survivors avoid developing swelling in the arms and chest area, a common side effect of cancer treatment called lymphedema — and also potentially reverse this type of swelling. Click here to read more.
  • Sloan Kettering’s Quest to Prove Exercise Can Inhibit Cancer
    Feb. 29, 2016, The Wall Street Journal
    “Researchers are testing an intriguing new weapon for patients battling cancer: rigorous physical exercise. Studies and clinical trials at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City aim to find out if a regimen of exercise training can inhibit or delay the spread of a malignant tumor and help prevent its recurrence.” Click here to read more.
  • How Exercise May Lower Cancer Risk
    Feb. 24, 2016, The New York Times
    A new study suggests that exercise may change how the immune system deals with cancer by boosting adrenaline, certain immune cells and other chemicals that, together, can reduce the severity of cancer or fight it off altogether. Click here to read more.
  • Exercise Hormone May Offer Breast-Cancer Protection
    Jan. 21, 2015, FirstWord Pharma
    “Study data published in the International Journal of Cancer suggest that irisin, a hormone released from muscles after vigorous exercise, could help to treat or prevent breast cancer, The Wall Street Journal reported.” Click here to read more.
  • The Effects of Physical Activity on Breast Cancer Survivors After Diagnosis
    September 2013, National Institutes of Health
    Adverse health outcomes are often seen in breast cancer survivors due to prolonged treatment with side effects such as loss of energy and lack of physical strength. Physical activity (PA) has been proposed as an adequate intervention for women with breast cancer. This review summarizes the effects of physical activity on breast cancer survivors after diagnosis. Click here to read more.
  • Physical Activity for Cancer survivors: Meta-Analysis of Randomised Controlled Trials
    Jan. 30, 2012, National Institutes of Health
    This analysis concludes that physical activity has positive effects on physiology, body composition, physical functions, psychological outcomes and quality of life in patients after treatment for breast cancer. When patients with cancer other than breast cancer were also included, physical activity was associated with reduced BMI and body weight, increased peak oxygen consumption and peak power output, and improved quality of life. Click here to read more.
  • Strength-Focused, Community Based Exercise Programs Are Safe and Effective for Cancer Survivors
    Jan. 9, 2012, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    “A study of community-based exercise for cancer survivors that focused on strength training found such exercise is both safe and effective in terms of physical and psychosocial benefit.” Click here to read more.
  • Exercise a ‘Wonder Drug’ for Cancer Survival
    Aug. 8, 2011, WebMD
    “Cancer patients can reduce the risks of side effects and cancer recurrence by exercising regularly, a new report shows.” Click here to read more.
  • Change in Physical Activity and Colon Cancer Incidence and Mortality
    December 2010, National Institutes of Health
    This study demonstrated that regular long-term physical activity was associated with a lower risk of colon cancer mortality. Click here to read more.
  • Influence of Pre- and Postdiagnosis Physical Activity on Mortality in Breast Cancer Survivors: The Health, Eating, Activity, and Lifestyle Study
    August 2008, National Institutes of Health
    This study showed that compared with women who were inactive both before and after diagnosis, women who increased physical activity after diagnosis had a 45% lower risk of death. Click here to read more.