Saturday, October 3, 2009

Working Out Helps Breast Cancer Survivors

There are more than 2 1/2 million women in America who are breast cancer survivors. For years doctors have warned breast cancer survivors that lifting weights or heavy objects could cause painful arm swelling. Now, new research is saying this is not true--that weight training actually helps to prevent this problem. In this large study, the women who were doing the weight training actually had fewer arm problems because they had better muscle tone. Before you begin a weight lifting program, contact a personal trainer to teach you how to exercise properly and wear a compression garment during your workouts.

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