Why weight training:
Current scientific results show specific and targeted exercise treatment can boost chemotherapy and positive outcomes considerably. Recent landmark studiesΦ have reported undertaking exercise during chemotherapy treatment can:
Treatments for cancer can have significant detrimental effects on the human body with side-effects including:
These complications can often leave patients so deconditioned when the treatment is finished, returning to normal life can be extremely complicated. Current research show that exercise prescription has significant benefits for the recovery and quality of life of patients during and after treatment.
For example, see:
Buffart, L. M. et al. (2014). Evidence-based physical activity guidelines for cancer survivors: Current guidelines, knowledge gaps and future research directions. Cancer Treatment Reviews, 40(2), 327–340;
Hayes, S. C. et al. (2009). Australian Association for Exercise and Sport Science position stand: Optimising cancer outcomes through exercise. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 12 (4), 428–434.
Casla, S. Lopez-Tarruella, S., Jerez, Y., Marquez-Rodas, I., Galvao, D., Newton, R., Cubedo, R., Calvo, I., Sampedro, J., Barakat, R., Martin, M. (2015). Supervised physical exercise improves VO2max, quality of life, and health in early stage breast cancer patients: A randomized controlled trial. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 153(2), 371–382. DOI: 10.1007/s10549-015-3541-x.