“Exercise is Medicine” truly hits the nail on the head in mostly all settings but especially in regards to the cancer population.
There are a number of causes for substantial muscle loss while living with and beyond cancer.
acceleration of the aging process
the disease process itself
cancer treatment side effects
alterations in the endocrine system
There is also an associated inverse relationship that exercise has on those causes!
deceleration/reverses the aging process
reduces cancer treatment side effects
may improve disease-related outcomes
promotes healthy endocrine functioning