Walking Boosts Positivity in Advanced Cancer Patients

by Bidita Debnath on  February 19, 2017 at 11:17 PM Cancer News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

Walking for at least 30 minutes thrice a week may boost a positive attitude towards their illness and improve their quality of life for patients in the advanced stages of cancer, new research claims.
 Walking Boosts Positivity in Advanced Cancer Patients
Walking Boosts Positivity in Advanced Cancer Patients

Despite growing evidence of significant health benefits of exercise to cancer patients, physical activity commonly declines considerably during treatment and remains low afterwards.

"Walking is a free and accessible form of physical activity, and patients reported that it made a real difference to their quality of life," said lead researcher Jo Armes, a senior lecturer at London's King's College.

The study is a first step towards exploring how walking can help people living with advanced stages of cancer.

The findings in the programme of group walk for cancer patients showed marked improvement both physically, emotionally and psychologically.

"The study shows that exercise is valued by, suitable for, and beneficial to people with advanced cancer," said Emma Ream Professor at the University of Surrey in Britain.

Many participants noted that walking provided an improved positive attitude towards their illness and spoke of the social benefits of participating in group walks.

It also increased their motivation to reduce weight by altering diet, the researchers said, in the paper published in the journal BMJ Open.

For the study, the team included 42 cancer patients with advanced breast, prostate, gynaecological or haematological cancers.

They measured patient outcome after assessing quality of life, activity, fatigue, mood and self-efficacy that were completed at baseline of six, 12 and 24 weeks.

Source: IANS

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

Related Links

More News on:

Cancer and Homeopathy Cancer Facts Cancer Tattoos A Body Art Body Types and Befitting Workouts Celebrating Life: Positivity and Rejoicing Walking for Fitness and Weight Loss Walking As An Exercise Common Lifestyle Habits that Cause Diseases Health Benefits of Dandelion Plant 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Find a Doctor

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

News Category

News Archive

Loading...