Open in a separate window. Procedures Fitness Assessment Summary The fitness assessments included tests for cardiorespiratory capacity, muscular strength, flexibility and body composition. Abstract Yoga-based exercise has proven to be beneficial for practitioners, including cancer survivors. Informed consent was obtained with the baseline assessments conducted at a cancer treatment center in the San Antonio, Texas area. Clinical Journal of Oncolohy Nursing. The program took into account the potential limitations of limb movement, higher body fatness, and the lower aerobic and strength conditioning characteristic of post-treatment breast cancer survivors Schmitz et al, b. Journal for the Society of Integrative Oncology.
All participants lost body fat; however, the YE group lost the most with an average of 3.
Effect of a six month yoga exercise intervention on fitness outcomes for breast cancer survivors
RamirezDrPH 1. Footnotes Declaration of Interest The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Cancer Institute, the National Institutes of Health or Susan G. The small number of participants who completed the study in each arm may have impacted our results in detecting statistical significance in differences between groups for our outcome variables. Meeting the physical activity guidelines and survival after breast cancer: The yoga-based program took into account the potential limitations of limb movement, higher body fatness, and the lower aerobic and strength conditioning characteristic of post-treatment breast cancer survivors.