09-05-2007, 10:45 PM
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Propecia, CA
Exercise and Yoga Benefit Breast Cancer Patients
Exercise and yoga improves quality of life in women with early-stage breast cancer
Two studies report that exercise and yoga can help maintain and in some cases improve quality of life in women with early-stage breast cancer.
The first study found that resistance and aerobic exercise improved physical fitness, self-esteem and body composition, and that resistance exercise improved chemotherapy completion rates.
The second study demonstrated that yoga was particularly beneficial for women who were not receiving chemotherapy during the study period. Both studies will be published online September 4 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.