Exercise and Yoga can Improve Quality of Life for Women with Breast Cancer
The Journal of Clinical Oncology has published two studies that suggest that yoga and exercise may improve physical fitness and quality of life in women diagnosed with early stages of breast cancer.
Researchers found resistance exercises to be the most therapeutic in terms of improving body strength, lean muscle mass, improved self esteem, and completing chemotherapy. Women who did yoga reported an overall improved quality of life, social well-being, emotional well-being and mood.
Talk to your oncologist about adding yoga and exercise to your comprehensive cancer treatment. The University of California San Francisco Medical Center (UCSF) Comprehensive Cancer Center offers Gentle Yoga classes through the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine.
The class is taught by a registered nurse and geared toward cancer patients and their special needs.
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