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How exercise can boost health and recovery of people with cancer

Evidence shows physical exercise has a positive effect on cancer patients before, during and after treatment
Picture shows a group of hikers going through a wood. Evidence shows physical exercise has a positive effect on patients before, during and after treatment.

Evidence shows physical exercise has a positive effect on cancer patients before, during and after treatment

  • Expert group urges people with cancer to be as active as possible at all stages of cancer pathway
  • Activity can help cope with side effects as well as fatigue, anxiety and depression
  • It also improves health-related quality of life, bone health and sleep

International cancer experts are calling for ‘exercise prescriptions’ to encourage people living with and beyond cancer to get the benefits of physical activity.

A global expert group, convened by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), says exercise can help cancer patients to cope with side effects of treatment and lower

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