Monday, March 27, 2006

Study: Pumping Iron Helps Cancer Survivors

From -- I heard this story on my way into work this morning. Breast cancer is a terrible disease, but it is very inspiring to read stories of cancer survivors. My wife's mother is a cancer survivor, and she is doing wonderfully well.

Here is an excerpt from the article:

"Weightlifting appears to improve breast cancer survivors' outlook on life, suggests one of the first studies to scientifically measure the effects of such exercise.

About 80 percent of women who took up twice-a-week weight-training saw improved scores on a quality-of-life survey, researchers said, in a study to be published in an upcoming issue of the journal Cancer.

The women in the exercise group said they felt they had more strength, speed and self-confidence as a result of the workouts. It appears the weightlifting helped them regain a feeling of control of their bodies, researchers said."

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Good luck and make it a great day!


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