A large U.S. based study has found that the stretching, breathing and meditation involved in yoga can help cut fatigue among breast cancer patients by more than half.
While regular sessions of the gentle exercise is thought to be of great benefit to overall physical and mental health, for those undergoing or having received breast cancer treatment, just three months of the activity can provide a key source of revitalisation.
Inflammation – which is linked to health problems ranging from heart disease to frailty and increases the odds of cancer coming back – was also eased.
In the UK, breast cancer is the most common cancer, and there are almost 50,000 cases every year. The gruelling treatments may be improving survival rates, but patients are left feeling...