Health Tip: Exercise for People Who Have Had Breast Cancer
(HealthDay News) -- Exercise is always important for good health, but it's especially beneficial for women who have had breast cancer.
The American Council on Exercise mentions these potential benefits:
Exercise can reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence, death from breast cancer and death from all causes, compared to survivors who don't exercise.
Exercise can help prevent common problems among breast cancer survivors, including weight gain and muscle loss.
Exercise can help promote flexibility and range of motion in the shoulders.
Exercise can improve emotional well-being, reduce pain, improve fatigue, physical function and promote better quality of life.
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