Exercise physiology & cancer survivorship - update
28th July 2014
Melbourne Sports & Allied Health Clinic, in partnership with the Leukaemia Foundation, recently completed the inaugural 12-week pilot "Jump Start" program, designed to assist lymphoma survivors manage co-existing health & fitness impairment.
Patients and investigators are delighted with the positive outcomes experienced thus far. A detailed account of results will be provided once the report has been finalised, but in the meantime, one of many highlights included a significant average increase in maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) by 12%.
Not only have patients increased their tolerance to typical daily physical & psychological demands, but these higher levels of cardiovascular fitness also reduce risk of cardiovascular disease & all-cause mortality linked to inactivity and poor fitness.
Click here >> to read a summary about the Jump Start project rationale from a physiological and physical activity perspective.