Each week, Susan and her fellow participants in the Carolinas Cancer Wellness Program spend time focused on strength training. Kim Sbardella, the program coordinator explains why they ‘prescribe’ strength training for cancer survivors. “The benefits include reduced cancer related fatigue, improved sleep, improved quality of life, improved range of motion, improved balance, and decreased pain,” she said. “Most importantly exercise can reduce cancer recurrence and prolong survival rate after diagnosis! Studies have shown risk of cancer recurrence is decreased by up to 50-70%.”
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