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Swimming as Exercise Prescription for Breast Cancer Patients

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

Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000010
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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.

Author Information

Department of Exercise Science and Health Promotion, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida

Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The authors report no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.

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Elizabeth S. Pittinger is a graduate teaching assistant in the ESHP department at Florida Atlantic University.

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B. Sue Graves is an Associate Professor, Exercise Science and Health Promotion at Florida Atlantic University.

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