In 2008 and 2009, the whole concept of exercise and cancer changed. No longer is the idea of going for the burn in three strenuous sessions of exercise per week relevant. Instead, various research studies from Seattle, or Philadelphia State Medical Colleges or the magazine Integrative Cancer Therapies have shown that DAILY light to medium exercise was of significant benefit to cancer patients.
We had already seen a review from Bristol University of the top 50 studies in the world on exercise and cancer. This concluded that people who took exercise developed less cancers. And people with cancer who took exercise survived longer.
This longer survival was borne out in several specialist studies over the last 12 months. Women with breast cancer who do daily exercise survive 50 per cent longer than women doing none. These conclusions appeared in three separate research studies in Cancer Watch in less than a year. Exercise has many benefits to your health; a recent finding was how, after just 15 minutes your visceral fat started to break down. This is the fat you cannot see as it surrounds your internal organs. Because fat is such a good solvent it means that visceral fat holds these toxins against your major organs. Getting rid of it is therefore a very good thing!
Daily exercise is the key. And in this section we have a simple article on Exercise to get you started, (Are you fit enough to beat cancer?), another by Professor Robert Thomas on the benefits of exercise for people with cancer, and a third article which is really a kiddies guide to all the complementary therapies you might consider.
After all, exercise doesnt mean you have to run miles every day. Yoga has been shown to reduce stress hormone cortisol levels enormously, and Tai Chi and Qigong also have significant benefits for minimal effort.
You should also look in the section Choosing a Complementary Therapy at some of the energy therapies listed there.