Intervention Exercise Program for Cancer Patients with Breast Cancer


Klin Onkol 2016; 29(6): 461-462. DOI: 10.14735/amko2016461.

Background: Movement is a sign of life and regular physical activity has an indisputable infl
uence on each and every person. When applied selectively to patients after cancer therapy,
physical activity, including rehabilitation, positively contributes to complete recuperation and
improves quality of life. Our interventional exercise program for cancer patients was prepared
and implemented on the basis of reports in the medical literature and on the lecturer’s own
experience. The interventional exercise program was divided into two parts – body and mind
and body fi tness. Aim: Besides increasing self-confi dence and improving quality of life, the aim
of the exercise program was to improve cardiovascular function, basal metabolism, muscular
strength and endurance, and joint fl exibility and to strengthen phasic muscles and stretch
tonic muscles, both of which are important for balance.

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