Is it safe and efficacious for women with lymphedema secondary to breast cancer to lift heavy weights during exercise

Women with breast cancer-related lymphedema can safely perform moderate- to high-intensity upper body resistance exercise with both high and low loads without fear of exacerbating their lymphedema. This moderate- to high-intensity exercise intervention was well tolerated by women with breast cancer-related lymphedema and a relatively short exposure resulted in significant improvements in muscle strength, muscle endurance and quality of life.

 

 

 

 

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11764-013-0284-8#/page-1

2016-07-02T11:20:00+00:00November 20th, 2015|Breast Cancer|0 Comments

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