Carlton,
08
May
2018
|
01:17
Australia/Melbourne

The new tool in the fight against cancer: Exercise

Yesterday, a group of leading Australian cancer organisations became the first globally to declare that exercise should be prescribed as a standard part of cancer treatment.

Led by the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia, the new position statement means that not only should exercise be encouraged by GPs, specialists and nurses, but that it is vital for cancer patients.

It says all people with cancer should attempt to do two to three resistance sessions a week (such as weights) and embark on at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise, or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic exercise (such as walking, jogging, cycling or swimming).

While it will not be possible for everyone, the recommendations respond to mounting scientific evidence that exercise can drastically improve people’s chances of survival, in one study by up to 44 per cent.

You can read more about this announcment : HERE.