Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Cancer survivors revert to previous habits?

Whenever I read stories of people who survived their battle with cancer, I hear how they have embraced the second chance they've been given. They appreciate the little things in life that they didn't before and they're grateful for their new lease on life.

I know that we like to hear these stories of hope, but reality seems to have crashed down on us as we now learn cancer survivors aren't all that different - for the most part - than the rest of us.

According to a study published in the journal Cancer, researchers from the University of Alberta found that a cancer diagnosis "does not appear to be prompting significant behaviour change."

As a group, the people are no different - no better and no worse - than the general population when it comes to obesity and inactivity.

This is really interesting and a bit disheartening, but I guess it's also par for the course.

You can read more about it here: Cancer Survivors Need to Be More Active.

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