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  • Moving Through the Cure: How Exercise Benefits Cancer Survivors

    by Guest Blogger | Dec 21, 2015
    Exercise isn’t a cure for cancer, but for more than 14 million Americans diagnosed with cancer, daily life often improves when the body is engaged in regular physical activity. What’s more: recurrence of certain cancers may be lowered significantly for those who exercise. The medical community recognizes that, for many people, cancer is a chronic disease, and people often continue the treatment or management of their cancer for many years, even decades. A recent shift in perspective means that now a person is considered a “survivor” from the time of diagnosis. The seismic shift from passive recipient to active participant has come of age.

    To read the full article, please view the ACSM Fit Society Page archives.

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