Research has shown that combining aerobic exercise and resistance training can prevent 7 common cancers (bladder, breast, colon, endometrial, oesophageal, kidney and stomach) and reduce the recurrence of 3 cancers (breast, colon and prostate).
There is now strong evidence to show that exercise can help with anxiety and depression, fatigue and your overall quality of life. It can help you sleep better and function better in your day-to-day life. It can also help prevent, and reduce the symptoms of lymphoedema.
Being physcially active is one of the most important things you can do, regardless of your age or ability, to improve your chance of survival after a cancer diagnosis.
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American College of Sports Medicine Rountable Report on Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour, and Cancer Prevention and Control. A V Patel el al . Med Sci Sports Ex 2019 Nov; 51 (11):2391-2402