Educational Information: Diet & Lifestyle

More physicians urge breast-cancer survivors to exercise

The Washington Post (9/23, Hallett) reports on the importance of exercise for breast cancer survivors, pointing out that not many programs provide exercise regimen targeted at postoperative breast cancer survivors. "Evidence has mounted in recent years that physical activity in breast cancer patients fights off recurrence, boosts flagging energy levels and improves mood." More "important, more doctors have been encouraging women to get moving," the Post says. Rockville's American Dance Institute, MD, for instance, offers a Pilates-based regimen to help breast-cancer survivors "regain mobility and strength through stretches, twists, arm circles and other gentle movements."