In 2019 researchers from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) reviewed hundreds of epidemiologic studies on the link between physical activity and both cancer risk and cancer mortality. The analysis of the findings by a panel of experts representing 17 partner organizations, including ASCO, the American Cancer Society, and the National Cancer Institute, resulted in new exercise recommendations for cancer prevention and improved quality of life for cancer survivors.
There is strong evidence for an association between highest vs lowest physical activity levels and a relative-risk reduction of between 10% and 20% for seven malignancies (bladder, breast, colon, endometrial, esophageal, renal, and gastric cancers). The report also found that greater amounts of physical activity, including vigorous aerobic exercise for 75 to 150 minutes per week, were associated with a relative-risk reduction of between 40% and 50% in mortality from breast, colorectal, and prostate cancers.
Introduction to Cancer Exercise
The Introduction to Cancer Exercise was developed for health and fitness professionals looking to learn the basics of working with cancer patients prior to beginning studies for the Cancer Exercise Specialist Advanced Qualification®. Participants will get a look into the world of exercise oncology that will enable them to make an educated decision as to whether or not the Cancer Exercise Specialist Advanced Qualification® course and training is the right path for them.