Exercise? Aren’t cancer survivors supposed to rest a lot, especially when experiencing the classic problem of cancer-related fatigue?
I still remember when my grandmother had a heart attack and was put on extended bedrest. Not so today – getting people up and moving after heart attack or cardiac procedure is standard care now. What’s not so well known yet are research findings on how physical activity may provide benefits of many sorts for cancer survivors.
Here, in the third section of a video interview with Maura Harrigan, MS, RD, CSO, you’ll hear about what she’s found through participation in research trials and working with individual cancer survivors. Whether or not you are (or know) a cancer survivor, her information is spot-on and her message so positive and empowering, you won’t want to miss this.
Maura Harrigan is a registered dietitian who is a board-certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition. Ms. Harrigan is a research associate at the Yale School of Public Health, and Nutrition Director of the Cancer Survivorship Clinic at Yale Cancer Center. She is part of a key study there known as the Lifestyle, Exercise and Nutrition (LEAN) Study, which may have major implications for breast cancer survivors’ care in the future.
Following the video, read on for more that that may help put this information in context of choices that promote cancer survivors’ health.
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