Exercise, control your weight for a better quality of life!
In a study of 103 people with cancer experience, those who reported sufficient activity and exercise had a better score in quality of life and energy! Conversely, individuals with increased body weight and obesity had a reduced quality of life and reported more pain.
As assessed in the study, weight control and personalized support for those who need it will help improve quality of life after treatment.
The study included 103 people with various types of cancer, with a median age of 66 years, and only about a third of the 103 people had adequate physical activity. 41% of the subjects in the study had reduced physical activity, obesity and reduced quality of life. Indeed, obesity has been assessed as a lifestyle-related disease.
The researchers showed the need to improve physical activity and exercise and control body weight, with the aim of improving the quality of life of people with cancer experience. They recommend the identification and finding of these individuals, with a relevant examination (screening), in order to refer them to the appropriate health professionals, such as nutritionists and physiotherapists.
Source: Leach et al (2023). Physical activity, obesity, and quality of life among rural Australian cancer survivors: a cross-sectional study.