CrossFit Health Tip - Exercise to Prevent and Treat Cancer with Allison Betof, MD PH242

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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 reduces the risk of developing cancer by approximately 20% and decreases cancer mortality by about 20% 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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