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Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000010
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Swimming as Exercise Prescription for Breast Cancer Patients

Pittinger, Elizabeth S. MA; Graves, B. Sue EdD

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Abstract

ABSTRACT: NEW EVIDENCE AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PATIENTS TO EXERCISE DURING AND AFTER CANCER TREATMENTS ARE EMERGING AS MORE STUDIES FOCUS ON QUALITY OF LIFE AND HEALTH BENEFITS DERIVED FROM PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR THIS POPULATION. THIS ARTICLE DEMONSTRATES TO THE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROFESSIONAL HOW SWIMMING IS A VIABLE FITNESS OPTION AND OFFERS MULTIPLE BENEFITS TO BREAST CANCER PATIENTS, INCLUDING POSTSURGICAL REHABILITATION, IMPROVED AEROBIC FITNESS, INCREASED SELF-ESTEEM, AND REDUCED FATIGUE. FOR A VIDEO ABSTRACT DISCUSSING THIS ARTICLE, SEE VIDEO, SUPPLEMENTAL DIGITAL CONTENT 1, HTTP://LINKS.LWW.COM/SCJ/A121.

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