Cancer Patients: Quality Of Life Could Improve Through Walking
A new study suggests that cancer patients could improve their quality of life by walking 30 minutes, three times a day. The researchers explored on the impact of walking on the quality of life and asperity in patients with advanced cancer. Regardless of the numerous evidences that exercise could give health benefits to cancer patients, physical activities are decreasing during treatment. Even after the treatments patients do not involve themselves in physical activities often.
42 cancer patients were divided into two groups. Group one received coaching from an initiative by Macmillan Cancer. This includes a short motivational interview. The recommendation was to walk 30 minutes every other day. And attend a group stroll weekly. The health benefits of walking were recorded with improved cardiovascular, strength and increased energy level. However, group two was encouraged to do their normal activities.
As a result of the program, researchers found that those in group one had improvement with physical, emotional and psychological well being. Many of the participants acclaimed that through walking they were able to improve positive attitudes towards their illness. As for the group walks it provided social benefits. One of the participants said that the effect was very intense that the patients view of life was more positive. That it was important to live life enjoyably.
According to the UPI, professor Emma Ream said that the importance of exercise in preventing cancer recurrence and managing other chronic illnesses is becoming clear. The findings show that walking is beneficial to patients with advanced cancer. Rather than being sad and preventing from physical activities, they should be encouraged to do daily exercise routines that could help them improve their quality of life.
According to the Medical Express, this study is stepping stone and a proof that walking or exercise could help patients with advanced cancer. In addition to its benefit it is a free and accessible way of improving life. However, there is further research on a larger scale needed to prove the effectiveness of this suggestion to cancer patients.
HIV Infection: Chinese Hospital Accidentally Infects Patients
There was an accidental HIV infection in a Chinese hospital. One of the doctors failed to disposed of used needles and used them in several ptients. The incident raised fear among the people in China.
Climate Change: African Penguins Are In Danger
Climate changed has changed so much things in the African penguin's ecosystem. The most essential need for survival. If no one will do aomething about it, African penguins will go extcinct.
Cancer Cure: Scientist Turned Salmonella A Weapon To Battle The Disease
A potencial cancer cure that uses bacteria causing salmonella to kill the tumors. The clinical laboratory test reveals remarkable results. Researchers are confident it could possibly used in treatments in the future.
Cancer Cure Update: This ‘Moonshot’ Initiative To Cure Cancer Is The Latest Trend
Considering that it the World Cancer Awareness month, how important is it for people to have adequate knowledge in terms of fighting one of the long dreaded diseases in the world? Is the so-called ‘moonshot’ initiative the key in solving the problem caused by cancer? Find out what health professionals have to say
Music Therapy Boosts Patient Satisfaction And Happiness
A new study reveals that music therapy plays a significant role in increasing patient's satisfaction while hospitalized and in achieving better quality of life. The study have examined both cancer patients and patients with dementia.
MORE IN ITECHPOST
Car Tracking Technology Evolved with a GPS Camera. Here's How
The number of vehicles on the road has increased significantly. It has led to higher exposure to risks while driving a car. It has also changed the way we look at vehicle security. Owners face multiple challenges when it comes to the protection of their vehicles, as well as their loved ones.
Wellness Technology is a Billion Dollar Industry. Here Comes the Next Wave: Death Positive & Grief Wellness
The World Health Organization estimates that 25% of all people will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives, with roughly 450 million individuals currently struggling with a condition.
Eight Must-Have Tools to Keep Your Car Out of Garage
We all dread taking our car to a garage for repairs. We might just want to avoid the inconvenience of being off the road or maybe the costs associated, which can even lead to knock-on effects on things like our holiday plans.
6 Hacks for Students to Choose a Laptop While on a Budget
The modern world tries to drown us in the sea of choices. One can’t simply buy a laptop - there are hundreds of laptops around and sometimes our budget becomes the only real limitation we can rely on. But how to choose other parameters to get the best laptop possible?