Mark Patinkin: Cancer, chemo, and a fitness trainer on the job through both

Denise Chakoian, who went through chemo after she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, teaches fitness classes at her Core studio in Providence. [The Providence Journal / Kris Craig] Hide caption Journal Columnist markpatinkin A friend told me to go to a workout class with Denise Chakoian, but I resisted. [...] Click here to view [...]

Exercise Can Help Prevent Breast Cancer. But Does How Much You Run Matter?

According to a new study in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention , regular moderate-duration and high-duration aerobic activity may help reduce your risk of developing breast cancer. Both groups experienced a significant improvement in biomarkers of breast cancer risk. Moderate aerobic activity qualified as 150 minutes (2.5 [...] Click here to view [...]

Combining cardio, resistance training best for breast cancer patients, study suggests

Combining aerobic and resistance training may offer the most benefits for women during and after chemotherapy for breast cancer, according to a new U of A study. The research also showed that women who included resistance training in their workouts were more likely to stick with regular exercise after [...] Click here to view [...]

Combining cardio, resistance training best for breast cancer patients, study suggests

Combining aerobic and resistance training may offer the most benefits for women during and after chemotherapy for breast cancer, according to a new U of A study. The research also showed that women who included resistance training in their workouts were more likely to stick with regular exercise after [...] Click here to view [...]

How cancer breaks down your muscles

IMAGE: Activin A and IL-6 are both key signalling factors and functionally linked. view more Credit: Illustration: NTNU and biorender.com A complicated metabolic syndrome called cachexia is a type of cancer-related muscle wasting disease that can be deadly. The name comes from the Greek words for "bad condition", which [...] Click here to view [...]

2019-09-20T16:35:23-04:00September 20th, 2019|Cancer, Musculoskeletal|0 Comments

How yoga has helped this Bellville breast cancer survivor

Mindy Wood, of Bellville, will teach yoga4cancer classes at the new Oui Integrated Wellness and Yoga Cooperative at the Richland Mall starting Sept. 18 and 19. BELLVILLE — Yoga is touted as one of the best forms of physical activity, with numerous health benefits. Mindy Wood, of Bellville, had [...] Click here to view [...]

Cancer now the number one killer in wealthy countries: study

WATCH: Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death in wealthy countries, according to a new study. A new study found that cancer now kills more people than heart disease in wealthy countries, and is on track to become the world’s biggest killer within just a [...] Click here to view [...]

Here’s How Much Physical Activity a Day Cuts Your Risk of Colon Cancer

People who were active as an adolescent, and maintained that activity in adulthood, were 24 percent less likely to develop a precursor to colon cancer than those who were inactive, a recent study published in the British Journal of Cancer found. Those who started exercising in adulthood reduced also [...] Click here to view [...]

Exercise is good medicine for advanced colon cancer

Physical activity was associated with slower cancer progression and reductions in severe treatment side effects in more than 1,200 patients undergoing chemotherapy for advanced colon cancer. (Getty Images) Waging a successful battle against advanced colon cancer should include regular doses of exercise, a new study suggests. It found that [...] Click here to view [...]