Walking may improve the sleep of lung cancer patients

(Reuters Health) – – Lung cancer patients could improve their sleep and quality of life by walking several times a week, generic a study from Taiwan suggests.

Those who participated in a 12-week home-based walking program had better sleep quality at both three and six months after the program. The results reinforce similar findings in breast and colorectal cancer patients, mind researchers say.

“Walking is safe, and feasible and effective for patients. Just walk!” said senior author Chia-Chin Lin, a nursing professor at Taipei Medical University. Lin and colleagues have published several studies in recent years about links between physical activity, sleep and quality of life in lung cancer patients.

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