Every cancer patient should avoid inactivity

In 2019 the American College of Sports Medicine published guidelines on exercise for cancer patients. It reduces side effects of treatment( (such as fatigue, depression and physical functioning) and improves quality of life.











In 2019, a roundtable of experts reviewed all the evidence regarding exercise and cancer. They concluded that aerobic and resistance exercise training and testing were generally safe for cancer survivors and that every survivor should “avoid inactivity.”


The benefits of aerobic and resistance exercise, both before, during and after treatment, are listed below.


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This evidence should act as a guide for every health care professional working with cancer patients to improve their clincial practice and the quality of life of their cancer patients. 

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