Nordic walking can provide multiple benefits for patients with breast cancer

Nordic walking
Credit: CC0 Public Domain

An analysis of published studies found that Nordic walking—a low impact aerobic activity consisting in walking with poles—can benefit patients with breast cancer by having a positive impact on swelling, physical fitness, disability, and quality of life.

The European Journal of Cancer Care analysis, which included nine relevant studies, revealed no adverse effects associated with the exercise.

"Current evidence...stems from a small number of investigations with limited methodological quality. Therefore, further well-designed studies are still needed to explore the potential benefits of Nordic walking on this population," the authors wrote.


Explore further

Nordic walking improves health of heart failure patients

More information: Miguel A. Sánchez‐Lastra et al, Nordic walking for women with breast cancer: A systematic review, European Journal of Cancer Care (2019). DOI: 10.1111/ecc.13130
Provided by Wiley
Citation: Nordic walking can provide multiple benefits for patients with breast cancer (2019, August 7) retrieved 18 January 2020 from https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-08-nordic-multiple-benefits-patients-breast.html
This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
3 shares

Feedback to editors

User comments