Αρχική Uncategorized Exercise of Any Intensity Found to Provide Similar Benefits in Cancer Patients

Exercise of Any Intensity Found to Provide Similar Benefits in Cancer Patients

Exercise can be a good tool to help boost energy and general wellbeing. Cancer patients often turn to it to see if it will help clear their minds and fight back against some of the effects of their treatment. Is higher intensity in a workout better than a more relaxed pace? According to a new study, there’s not much difference.

Uppsala University in Sweden teamed up with the Universities of Linköping and Lund to analyze physical training and its impacts on cancer. They found that differing intensities didn’t translate to a large impact on the patients’ day-to-day lives. The results were published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports.

Ingrid Demmelmaier, Associate Professor of Physiotherapy at Uppsala University, said, “The conclusions we draw from the study are, first, that whether the training is of high or low-to-medium intensity doesn’t seem to matter much. The groups’ results didn’t differ in a clinically relevant way – that is, there was no difference likely to make a difference in the patients’ everyday life.”

PHOTO: PIXABAY

The study included 577 patients between the ages of 30 and 84 who had recently been diagnosed with breast, prostate, or colorectal cancer. One group did high-intensity resistance and endurance training, while the other had low-to-moderate intensity workouts. Half were also randomly assigned assistance with their exercise plans. The training lasted six months, with endurance training done at home and resistance training done at a gym.

Researchers say there were only slight differences with regard to intensity. The group that had higher intensity workouts had somewhat less fatigue, more strength in their leg muscles, and slightly better fitness than the low-to-moderate exercise group. There was also little difference between those who had extra support and those who didn’t. Study authors said that may have partly been due to the fact that the study entailed a lot of support anyway, with thorough training instructions, a heart-rate monitor, and instructor-led group training.

Researchers plan to follow up on how these measures affect participants in the long-term.

The National Cancer Institute says moderate exercise provides benefits for cancer survivors, as well. It notes that a 2018 report from an American College of Sports Medicine International Multidisciplinary Roundtable recommended all survivors have some kind of regular physical activity.

PHOTO: PIXABAY

The NCI adds, “The Roundtable also found strong evidence that moderate-intensity aerobic training and/or resistance exercise during and after cancer treatment can reduce anxiety, depressive symptoms, and fatigue, as well as improving health-related quality of life and physical function.”

What’s enough exercise? The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says just 150 to 300 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic activity each week will provide health benefits. Muscle-training should be done at least two days a week, as well.

Article continues below

Our Featured Programs

See how we’re making a difference for People, Pets, and the Planet and how you can get involved!

Kathryn Schmitz, Ph. D., with the Department of Public Health Sciences at Penn State University, is a researcher in exercise oncology. Her work helped form the American College of Sports Medicine’s guidance and recommendations for exercise among cancer patients and survivors.

She says, “Exercise after a diagnosis of breast, colon, or prostate cancer is associated with longer survival. While there is insufficient evidence to draw the same conclusion for all cancer types, there are enough benefits of physical activity, in general, that we recommend that survivors of all cancers follow the general public health recommendations for physical activity.”

PHOTO: PIXABAY

She added that no one needs to go from sedentary to running marathons. Going from no exercise to some exercise will still provide benefits.

Provide Mammograms

Support those fighting Breast Cancer at The Breast Cancer Site for free!

Whizzco Source

NEWSLETTER

Συμπληρώστε το email σας για να λαμβάνετε τις σημαντικότερες ειδήσεις από το ogkologos.com

Βρείτε μας

2,449ΥποστηρικτέςΚάντε Like
57ΑκόλουθοιΑκολουθήστε

Διαβαστε Επίσης

Καρκίνος και Κορωνοϊός (COVID-19) ΜΕΡΟΣ Α

Εάν είστε καρκινοπαθής, το ανοσοποιητικό σας σύστημα μπορεί να μην είναι τόσο ισχυρό όσο κανονικά, έτσι μπορεί να ανησυχείτε για τους κινδύνους που σχετίζονται...

ΠΑΓΚΟΣΜΙΑ ΗΜΕΡΑ ΚΑΡΚΙΝΟΥ

Η Παγκόσμια Ημέρα Κατά του Καρκίνου καθιερώθηκε με πρωτοβουλία της Διεθνούς Ένωσης κατά του Καρκίνου (UICC), που εκπροσωπεί 800 οργανώσεις σε 155 χώρες του...

ΕΞΕΛΙΞΕΙΣ ΣΤΗ ΘΕΡΑΠΕΙΑ ΤΟΥ ΜΗ-ΜΙΚΡΟΚΥΤΤΑΡΙΚΟΥ ΚΑΡΚΙΝΟΥ ΤΟΥ ΠΝΕΥΜΟΝΑ (ΜΜΚΠ)

ΕΞΕΛΙΞΕΙΣ ΣΤΗ ΘΕΡΑΠΕΙΑ ΤΟΥ ΜΗ-ΜΙΚΡΟΚΥΤΤΑΡΙΚΟΥ ΚΑΡΚΙΝΟΥ ΤΟΥ ΠΝΕΥΜΟΝΑ (ΜΜΚΠ) Γράφει ο Δρ Παπαδούρης Σάββας, Παθόλογος-Ογκολόγος   Ο ΜΜΚΠ βρίσκεται αναλογικά στο 80% και πλέον του συνολικού...

Διατρέχουν όντως οι καρκινοπαθείς μεγαλύτερο κίνδυνο λόγω κοροναϊού;

Σε πρακτικό επίπεδο, τα δεδομένα των σχετικών μελετών υποδηλώνουν ότι η χημειοθεραπεία ή οι άλλες αντι-νεοπλασματικές θεραπείες δεν αυξάνουν σημαντικά τον κίνδυνο θνησιμότητας από...

FDA: Η ακτινοβολία των smartphones δεν προκαλεί καρκίνο

Σε μια νέα έκθεσή της, η Υπηρεσία Τροφίμων και Φαρμάκων (FDA) των ΗΠΑ αναφέρει ότι επανεξέτασε τις σχετικές επιστημονικές έρευνες που δημοσιεύθηκαν τα τελευταία...

Νέα ανακάλυψη, νέα ελπίδα για τον καρκίνο

Ένα νεοανακαλυφθέν τμήμα του ανοσοποιητικού μας συστήματος θα μπορούσε να αξιοποιηθεί για την αντιμετώπιση όλων των ειδών καρκίνου, σύμφωνα με επιστήμονες του πανεπιστημίου Cardiff...
- Advertisment -

Ροή Ειδήσεων

Puppy That Was Born Dead Becomes Therapy Dog for Cancer Patient

This story has been shared as part of the Fur Fam Story Contest. You can submit your own tale through December 5th. Voting will...

ESMO Immuno-Oncology Congress 2021, Geneva, Switzerland, 8-11 December

LUGANO, Switzerland – The ESMO Immuno-Oncology Congress 2021, the European platform dedicated to the development and use of immunotherapies for cancer treatment, will be held...

Targeted drug recommended to treat some advanced lung cancer patients

Selpercatinib will expand treatment options available for people with RET fusion positive non small cell lung cancer. Non small cell lung cancer cells. The National Institute...

Withdrawal of Application to Change the EU Marketing Authorisation for Cervarix

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) announced on 12 November 2021 that GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals SA withdrew its application to use Cervarix (human papillomavirus vaccine ...

Robin Williams Required Film Companies He Worked With To Hire Homeless People

It’s been years since his passing, but the world still feels the loss of Robin Williams. Not only was he an extremely talented and funny...

Though the Pandemic Has Slowed, Many Are Still Struggling to Put Food on the Table

The COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on the economy, leaving many people who had been comfortable suddenly struggling financially. Feeding America estimates that at least...