TurningPoint was thrilled to welcome Kristin Campbell, PT, PhD to Atlanta as the guest speaker at our annual rehabilitation course on Prescribing Exercise as Medicine for Breast Cancer on October 25th and 26th. Kristin was a leader at the international multidisciplinary roundtable for the new 2019 Exercise Guidelines for Cancer Patients. The new guidelines provide a description of patients and information on evaluation, prescription and programming for exercise. The most important message of the new guidelines is to avoid inactivity and continue to exercise. They concluded that exercise training is safe for cancer survivors. The new guidelines report on the expected benefits of aerobic exercise, resistance exercise and aerobic plus resistance exercise. Aerobic exercise helps cancer patients reduce anxiety and depression symptoms, with https://nygoodhealth.com/product/ambien/ decrease fatigue and increase quality of life and perceived physical function. The recommendations for aerobic exercise are to perform the exercise at a moderate intensity, three times per week for 30 minute sessions. Resistance exercise can help decrease fatigue, increase quality of life and increase perceived physical function. The guidelines report that performing resistance exercises has no risk of exacerbating lymphedema. The recommendations for resistive exercise are a frequency of two times per week for 2-3 sets using the large muscle groups. These recommendations will serve as guide for professionals working with cancer survivors to help identify a specific exercise prescription to address common side effects of cancer.

Exercise Guidelines for Cancer Survivors Consensus Statement from International Multidisciplinary Roundtable

CAMPBELL, KRISTIN L.1; WINTERS-STONE, KERRI M.2; WISKEMANN, JOACHIM3; MAY, ANNE M.4; SCHWARTZ, ANNA L.5; COURNEYA, KERRY S.6; ZUCKER, DAVID S.7; MATTHEWS, CHARLES E.8; LIGIBEL, JENNIFER A.9; GERBER, LYNN H.10,11; MORRIS, G. STEPHEN12; PATEL, ALPA V.13; HUE, TRISHA F.14; PERNA, FRANK M.15; SCHMITZ, KATHRYN H.16 Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise: November 2019 – Volume 51 – Issue 11 – p 2375–2390 doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000002116