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It’s well recognized that lifestyle factors are key in preventing cancer — quitting smoking, limiting alcohol, avoiding obesity — but did you know incorporating regular exercise has an impact as well?
Exercise oncologist Allison Betof, M.D. and Ph.D., shares some of the many ways exercise can function as a component of cancer treatment, including improving:
- Aerobic fitness
- Mental health
- Bone health
- Metabolic health
- And overall functionality
She notes open communication with an oncologist is important so patients and trainers have guidelines for modifications and safety precautions. And she stresses that exercise can have a multitude of benefits for patients undergoing treatment.
To learn more about CrossFit Precision Care and how to get involved as a healthcare provider or patient visit care.crossfit.com.
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