Posted in Exercise

What's the Best Time of Day to Exercise?

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 8 July 2022
What's the Best Time of Day to Exercise?
For most of us, the "best" time of day to work out is simple: When we can. That's why we call it a "routine." And if the results are the same, it's hard to imagine changing it up. But what if the results aren't the same? They may not be, according to a new study from a research team at Skidmore College. The results of a 12-week exercise program were different for morning vs. evening workouts. Women who worked out in the morning lost more fat, while those wh...
Posted in:NewsPrevention & RecoveryCancerCancer survivorsExercise  

Movement During Cancer Therapy

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 5 May 2022
Movement During Cancer Therapy
The benefits of exercising extend beyond weight management and a healthy lifestyle. Exercise is an important part of cancer treatment. New research has shown that exercise during cancer treatment is not only safe and possible, but it can help improve how you function and increase your quality of life. Too much rest can lead to loss of body function, muscle weakness and reduce range of motion. Regular exercise may help you: Keep or improve your physical abilities (how well you can use your...
Posted in:NewsResourcesCancerExercise  

What Happens When We Sleep?

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 16 April 2022
What Happens When We Sleep?
Our internal body clock, called a circadian clock, tells us when we are ready to sleep. There are actually several circadian clocks in the body, found in the brain and other organs. They are triggered by cues such as daylight (we feel alert) and darkness (we feel drowsy). These clocks can also be triggered by artificial bright light or stimulants like caffeine and alcohol that cause us to feel awake even if it is nighttime. There are several phases of sleep our body experiences. They are c...
Posted in:NewsEvidence Based ResearchCancerHerbal MedicineExerciseSleepWellness  

Walking 10,000 Steps a Day: Desirable Goal or Urban Myth?

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 26 March 2022
Walking 10,000 Steps a Day: Desirable Goal or Urban Myth?
Some myths never die. The idea of taking 10,000 steps a day is one of them. What started as a catchy marketing slogan has become a mantra for anyone promoting physical activity. But the 10,000-step target is arbitrary and ignores a fundamental truth of lifestyle medicine: When it comes to physical activity, anything is better than nothing. It all began in 1965 when the Japanese company Yamasa Tokei began selling a new step-counter which they called manpo-kei (ten-thousand steps meter). They ...
Posted in:NewsPrevention & RecoveryEvidence Based ResearchCancerWellbeingExercise  

Tips to Stay Active & Live Healthy With Cancer

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 2 January 2022
Tips to Stay Active & Live Healthy With Cancer
Has your cancer diagnosis made you feel like you’ve lost control over your body? Have you experienced fatigue or feelings of fear, anger, sadness, and helplessness? These are all common experiences that can be difficult to understand and navigate. When these feelings interfere with your ability to stay physically healthy and active, it can affect your mental health. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends cancer patients do a moderately paced activity 30 minutes a day, 5 days...
Posted in:NewsResourcesCancerExercise  
< Previous | 1 | 2 | Next >

Associations

  • The Institute for Functional Medicine
  • Society for Integrative Oncology
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Australian Traditional-Medicine Society
  • Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia