Women's Health

Research Shows Physical Activity Eases Chemo Brain for Breast Cancer Survivors

Final thoughts

If you have a medical condition that prevents you from doing too much physical activity, strive to be active to the point that your condition allows. What’s more, talk with your specialist team about the type of activity that would be most suitable to your ability. While as to how exactly physical activity helps reduce breast cancer risk remains unknown, making healthy lifestyle choices has benefits for any individual at any age, especially if you are a breast cancer survivor.

Set realistic goals for yourself and keep a record of physical activities that keep you motivated. By maintaining a healthy weight and being active on a regular basis, you can reduce your risk of breast cancer recurrence or the risk of developing breast cancer in the first place. Not to mention, you will begin to see improvements in your overall quality of life – both physical and mental.

 

References

http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/understand_bc/statistics

https://www.news-medical.net/news/20170919/Increase-in-physical-activity-boosts-breast-cancer-survivorse28099-mental-processing-speed.aspx

http://www.breastcancer.org/research-news/exercise-boosts-cognition-eases-chemo-brain

http://breastcancernow.org/about-breast-cancer/what-can-cause-breast-cancer/reducing-your-risk/how-regular-physical-activity-can-reduce-your-breast-cancer-risk

https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/obesity/physical-activity-fact-sheet

https://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/information-support/facing-breast-cancer/living-beyond-breast-cancer/your-body/physical-activity-breast-cancer