Health Tip: Exercise for People Who Have Had Breast Cancer10/25/12
(HealthDay News) -- Exercise is always important for good
health, but it's especially beneficial for women who have had
The American Council on Exercise mentions these potential
- Exercise can reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence, death
from breast cancer and death from all causes, compared to survivors
who don't exercise.
- Exercise can help prevent common problems among breast cancer
survivors, including weight gain and muscle loss.
- Exercise can help promote flexibility and range of motion in
- Exercise can improve emotional well-being, reduce pain, improve
fatigue, physical function and promote better quality of life.
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