Monday, February 8, 2010

While doing some research on healthy living and cancer, I came across a very interesting web site that I thought I would share with you. I listed below a Q and A from their site. (Guess I better get some more exercise.)

Q: What are the benefits of a healthy lifestyle for cancer patients?
A: Adjuvant treatments for breast and colon cancer lowers disease mortality by 25-40%. Weight management, alone, may lower disease mortality by 40% and moderate exercise after breast and colon cancer may lower disease mortality by 40-50%. Paulette Chandler, MD noted at the 2006 Cancer Project Symposium that “Social action to promote health and prevent disease saves more lives more cheaply than high tech medicine across all cultures.” Leading a healthy lifestyle also sets important examples for our children, leaving a legacy of healthful habits and values for generations and generations.

Exercise is also very important. Exercise helps you feeling better all the time, even during and after medical treatments. It improves your chances of disease-free survival, combats fatigue, depression, anxiety, and improves strength and overall quality of life.

Sleep is important because of the powerful benefits of melatonin. It has been shown that women who work night shifts are at a higher risk of developing breast cancer.

Here is the link: http://www.cancerproject.org/index.php

Well, I am off for my walk....brrrr...it's -12 out right now....

2 comments:

Yoga Unites for Living Beyond Breast Cancer said...

Thank you for sharing this! We are focused on empowering all women affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of life...this is why we're holding Yoga Unites for Living Beyond Breast Cancer. It's focused on healthy living...and raising awareness & support for breast cancer survivors of course :)

livingbeyondbc said...

Such good advice...we'd love to feature this in a future blog entry!