Nordic walking can provide multiple benefits for patients with breast cancer

An analysis of published studies found that Nordic walking – a low impact aerobic activity consisting in walking with poles–can benefit patients with breast cancer by having a positive impact on swelling, physical fitness, disability, and quality of life. The European Journal of Cancer Care analysis, which included nine relevant studies, revealed no adverse effects associated with … Read more Nordic walking can provide multiple benefits for patients with breast cancer

Jogging and five other exercises ward off weight gain despite ‘obesity genes’

For people who inherited genes that increase their chance of becoming obese, there is hope for keeping the weight off. A study by Wan-Yu Lin of National Taiwan University and colleagues, published 1st August in PLOS Genetics, identified the types of exercise that are especially effective at combatting genetic effects that contribute to obesity. Worldwide, … Read more Jogging and five other exercises ward off weight gain despite ‘obesity genes’

The gym proving too expensive or time consuming?

How much do you exercise? Government guidelines suggest that, in order to stay healthy, adults should perform at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity every week – that’s exercise that gets your breathing and heart rate up. A new study, published in The Journal of Physiology investigated a home-based high-intensity interval training (Home-HIT) programme and studied … Read more The gym proving too expensive or time consuming?

Fitness may affect risk of lung, colorectal cancer and survival likelihood after diagnosis

In a recent study, adults who were the most fit had the lowest risk of developing lung and colorectal cancer. Also, among individuals who developed lung or colorectal cancer, those who had high fitness levels before their cancer diagnosis were less likely to die compared with those who had low fitness levels. The findings are … Read more Fitness may affect risk of lung, colorectal cancer and survival likelihood after diagnosis