Exercise and Nutrition for Cancer Survivorship

ByCrossFit June 4, 2022

Radiation oncologist and cancer researcher Colin Champ, M.D., and Michael Giardina of CrossFit Health sat down at the Metabolic Health Summit to discuss how nutrition and exercise can be used to increase survivorship in cancer patients. First, Dr. Champ elucidates the shortcomings of the current nutrition and exercise recommendations for cancer patients. Then he explains how he uses exercise as a hook to get his patients eating better. According to Dr. Champ, exercise starts to provide benefits right away, and these benefits are long lasting. And after patients start exercising and seeing results, they become more receptive to nutrition recommendations.

Dr. Champ believes cancer patients should be trained using similar methodologies as athletes due to the expedited health decline associated with pharmaceutical treatment. Compound movements can provide a buffer against this physical degradation.

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