Friday, July 13, 2012

Aerobic Exercise Added Benefits

The past few decades have shown us that there are positive effects of aerobic exercise on survivors of breast cancer; studies on the effects of weight training, or resistance training, however, have been almost non-existent.

That was true until now. According to a new study, “Breast-cancer survivors often struggle with a variety of quality-of-life complaints, including insomnia, weight gain, chronic fatigue, depression and anxiety.” The good news is almost every single woman who participated in the study showed increases in lean muscle mass, better bone density, and the best part, a huge increase in the quality of life.

You do not have to be a breast cancer survivor to reap the benefits of resistance or weight training, but it’s absolutely terrific that the positive effects of it span that far.