Exercise for Patients

Research shows that physical activity after a diagnosis of breast cancer may help with improving quality of life, reducing fatigue, and assisting with energy balance. Both reduced physical activity and the side effects of treatment have been linked to weight gain after a breast cancer diagnosis. One study found that women who exercised moderately (the equivalent of walking 3 to 5 hours per week at an average pace) after a diagnosis of breast cancer survived longer compared with less active women. The benefit was very noticeable in women with hormone responsive tumors

Two other studies suggest a positive relationship between physical activity after colon cancer diagnosis and survival.

Read more from the National Cancer Institute about physical activity for cancer patients.

Find a list of Mind-Body programs available through the Cancer Support Community in Miami including Yoga, Tai Chi, Gentle Exercise, Meditatio and more. All classes are free to patients.