Background: Cancer exercise programming in the community has been emerging in response to the increasing numbers of cancer survivors and social factors favoring movement away from a sedentary lifestyle. Objectives: This article examines several community-based exercise programs for cancer survivors as exemplars of successful programs. Methods: The article investigates where the research is leading as technological advances and cloud-based technologies change the fitness landscape. Links to valuable resources for healthcare providers interested in current physical activity recommendations for cancer survivors are also offered. Findings: Accumulating evidence suggests that cancer survivors who engage in an active lifestyle have less fatigue, better quality of life, improved sense of well-being, and, in the case of breast and colon cancers, a reduced risk of recurrent disease.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cancer exercise
- Cancer survivors
- Community-based exercise
- Physical activity