A nationwide study published in the February 9, 2011 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) stated that many women with early stage breast cancer do not automatically need to have all cancerous lymph nodes removed from their armpit as part of their surgical treatment plan.
To find out more about cancer care at St. Anthony's, see our Cancer Care Canter Annual Report.
While cardiovascular activity is good for us, so is strength training. Adults should perform muscle-strengthening activities that work all the major muscle groups two or more days a week, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That's in addition to the recommended 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity.
Why is this type of exercise so important? Because it can help to reduce the signs and symptoms of various diseases and chronic conditions, the CDC says. These include: arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis, obesity, back pain and depression. Consider doing the following to strengthen your muscles: lift weights, work with resistance bands, do push-ups or sit-ups, dig in the garden and practice yoga.
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