A new study from the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Texas has found that home-based programs designed to get elderly cancer survivors eating better and exercising help to improve functional abilities and independence. The study found that survivors, aged 65 and older and overweight or obese, improved their physical ability, lost weight and body mass. The program sent them tailored printed materials on diet and exercise, pedometers and exercise bands, and periodic phone calls from counselors.
At Life-Cise.com, we believe in the efficacy of regular, structured exercise programs, even when administered remotely. Having regular training sessions with a personal trainer may be ideal, but may not be possible for a variety of reasons, including finances or location. We have found that the individualized exercise programs and regular updates we offer through email can be quite effective in improving functional abilities and overall fitness. In addition, motivational emails or phone calls can help to keep clients moving in a positive direction. Even without access to regular personal training, great gains can be made in physical ability and health.