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.
October has been acknowledged as Breast Cancer Awareness Month for 20 years. The whole month is dedicated to educate women more about the risks of breast cancer and why regular inspections and early detections are important. Therefore, this time of the year has become very significant to honor survivors and victims of breast cancer, and to spread the awareness. Flowers are a cordial way to show your support for the cause and to underline your care and support for women in a beautiful way.
How can Flowers be Used to Honor the Breast Cancer Awareness Month?
The color ‘pink’ is associated with breast cancer awareness. For that reason, blossoms in pink shades are the most fitting choice to be used for awareness, acknowledgment and support regarding the disease.
- Pink flowers in different floral arrangements can be a good option of showing your support to patients and survivors of breast cancer
- Greeting people associated with the cause in healthcare industry to acknowledge their services
- Pink flowers in this month can also be used to remind your loved ones about the significance of early detection of breast cancer