Community-based exercise programs for cancer survivors

Rita Musanti, Brittany Murley

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-30
Number of pages6
JournalClinical journal of oncology nursing
Volume20
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Oncology(nursing)

Keywords

  • Cancer exercise
  • Cancer survivors
  • Community-based exercise
  • Physical activity

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