OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Creighton University researchers are looking into findings related to the benefits of low-intensity physical activity for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
According to research led by Eric Bredahl, PhD, assistant professor of exercise science and pre-health professions at Creighton, even simple exercises such as walking and doing yoga can make a noticeable difference. Bredahl and his team of undergraduate researchers have found low-intensity exercise can help slow tumor growth, in addition to reducing damage to the heart that occurs during chemotherapy.
Bredahl adds that patients can only receive two to three rounds of chemotherapy in their lifetime because of the toll it takes on cardiovascular health.