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01/06/2017
Reflexology as the leading touch therapy in cancer
04/04/2017
Grounding beneficial effect
02/02/2017
Probiotics improves immunotherapy
01/02/2017
Soy might reduce breast cancer risk for recurrence
31/01/2017
Acupuncture and arthralgia due to aromatase inhibi
30/01/2017
Acupuncture helpful in cancer related fatigue
27/01/2017
Additive homeopathic treatment in cancer
05/07/2016
Stress reduction- Does it affect survival?
01/07/2016
Exceptional patients- updated link
29/06/2016
Acupuncture in cancer care
31/05/2016
Stress reduction can affect genes
31/05/2016
Acupuncture in cancer related pain
30/04/2016
Fish oil and breast cancer
31/03/2016
Fatigue affected by Biofield Healing
29/02/2016
Fasting and chemotherapy
12/11/2015
Meat consumption and breast cancer risk
15/09/2015
The evolving field of integrative oncology
02/06/2015
Do cancer survivors use CAM?
30/05/2015
Ginger might have a role in Colon Cancer
28/05/2015
Acupuncture is helpful with hot flushe in patients
06/05/2015
Chemobrain and complementary therapies
01/04/2015
The Value of Presence
01/04/2015
Homeopathic remedies affect breast cancer cells
04/03/2015
Fish oil may prevent weight loss during cancer tx
04/03/2015
Integrative Medicine in cancer care
02/06/2014
Lack of sleep and breast cancer
27/05/2014
Soy might reduce lung cancer risk
18/04/2014
Hot flushes relieved with magnesium
01/01/2014
Integrating Dietary Supplements into Cancer Care
24/12/2013
Social isolation can affect mortality
21/06/2013
Nutrition and reducing risk of death
08/05/2013
Social environment can affect survival
07/05/2013
Nutrition and reduced risk of breast cancer
03/01/2013
Stress reduction affect genes
02/01/2013
Exercise can reduce prostate cancer death
30/11/2012
Protective effects of control beliefs
30/11/2012
Does diet affect colorectal cancer?
06/11/2012
Ginseng eases cancer related fatigue
20/07/2012
Selenium and prostate cancer
15/06/2012
Additional studies show effect of homeopathy on ca
05/06/2012
Guidelines for nutrition - physical activity 2012
15/04/2012
Mindfulness and stress in cancer
08/03/2012
The Benefit of Exercise
20/01/2012
Massage in cancer care
15/01/2012
Mindfulness and stress reduction in breast cancer
19/11/2011
Stress and cancer progression
28/09/2011
Qigong, cognitive function and quality of life
29/08/2011
Phone consultation is helpful in managing symptoms
24/04/2011
Rye and breast cancer
21/04/2011
Mindfulness in cancer care
13/04/2011
Omega-3 Formulation Has Antineoplastic Activity
31/03/2011
Long term effects of acupuncture on hot flushes
07/01/2011
Guidelines for Integrative Oncology
28/07/2010
Is sugar and soft drinks good for you?
25/07/2010
Broccoli and bladder cancer
17/07/2010
Nutrition in the prevention of colorectal cancer
15/07/2010
Managing Radiation Therapy Side effects
Get Moving - How and Why
People touched by cancer or a chronic illness are often advised by their doctor to avoid physical activity and rest as much as possible. But for cancer patients and survivors, regular moderate exercise can be a key in improving their quality of life. Recent research shows that exercise can benefit survivors throughout the cancer continuum. It is important for a person with cancer to remain as physically active as possible. Not enough movement can result in loss of strength, function, and range of motion of the body. Exercise will help keep muscles functioning as well as improving energy levels and quality of life. Exercise can also help during recovery from chemotherapy. While it may not be the first thing you want to do after chemo, research has shown that exercise helps battle cancer related fatigue. 

Why exercise?-Additional link 2013
Dr Jay Harness- Past President of American Society of  Breast Surgeons

A review of the scientific data

 
BENEFITS OF EXERCISE
 
First of all, exercise is free! You can do on your own and it has been shown to promote many physical and mental benefits such as:
  • Alleviating physical and mental fatigue
  • Enhancing the immune system
  • Helping with muscle tone and balance
  • Reducing anxiety
  • Reducing the chances for heart disease and adult onset diabetes
  • Reducing nausea and symptoms of fatigue
  • Helping manage weight
  • Reducing the risk for osteoporosis (weak bones are more likely to break)
  • Lowering blood pressure and improving blood flow
  • Helping with cognitive function
  • Improving self esteem
 
Where should I start?
 
The first step is to consult with your health care provider about exercise and whether there are any exercises you should avoid. This is especially true if movement causes severe pain, rapid heart rate, or shortness of breath. If you have physical limitations as a result of your cancer or treatment, it may be helpful to talk to a physical therapist or rehabilitation specialist.
 
Once you have the okay to start exercising the next thing you need to do is find an exercise you enjoy, make a plan, and start moving! Remember that a journey of a thousand miles begins 
with the first step.
 
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