Exercise and Cancer Treatment
They’re Fighting Cancer with Fitness
Image: Courtesy of Carol Presley, Emerson Knowles and Marika Holmgren
Exercise is a powerful weapon to safeguard your health. Working out 150 minutes a week may lower your risk of recurrence or dying from breast cancer by 40% and your risk of dying from prostate cancer by 30%. But numbers don’t tell you half of the struggles, joys, challenges, and benefits that come with staying active while you’re fighting for your life. So we asked real cancer patients and survivors to share their stories about the battle to reclaim their bodies and minds—and the role that exercise played in it. Get inspired by the stories of how running, biking, meditation, and some amazing physical feats helped these people overcome the ultimate health challenge.
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