16 Οκτωβρίου 2019, Expert Panel: Cancer Treatment Plans Should Include Tailored Exercise Prescriptions - American College of Sports Medicine
New guidance from exercise oncology experts recommend systematic use of an “exercise prescription” by health care workers and fitness professionals in designing and delivering exercise programs that aim to lower the risk of developing certain cancers and best meet the needs, preferences and abilities of people with cancer.
The new evidenced-based guidance and recommendations include:
◽️ For all adults, exercise is important for cancer prevention and specifically lowers risk of seven common types of cancer: colon, breast, endometrial, kidney, bladder, esophagus and stomach
◽️ For cancer survivors, incorporate exercise to help improve survival after a diagnosis of breast, colon and prostate cancer
◽️ Exercising during and after cancer treatment improves fatigue, anxiety, depression, physical function, quality of life and does not exacerbate lymphedema
◽️ Continue research that will drive the integration of exercise into the standard of care for cancer
◽️ Translate into practice the increasingly robust evidence base about the positive effects of exercise for cancer patients