Promedica study confirms Nia helps breast cancer patients - Toledo News Now, News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

New Promedica study reveals beneficial exercise for breast cancer patients

SYLVANIA, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Researchers from Promedica Cancer Institute have released the findings of a new study showing the benefits of Nia exercise for individuals with breast cancer.

Nia is a sensory-based exercise which combines music, dancing, and martial arts.  The results of a 12-week study show that patients who participated in the exercise while receiving radiation therapy had significantly reduced fatigue, as well as better mobility in their arms and shoulders.

The study was the first nationally to investigate Nia's effects on patients undergoing cancer treatment, and its findings were published in the Oncology Nursing Forum.

Toledo News Now's Amanda St. Hilaire was live at the Promedica Flower hospital Wednesday morning on Your Morning, where she got to experience the exercise program firsthand.

If you'd like to sign up for one of Promedica's Nia fitness classes, click here.

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