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Breast Cancer Survivors Exercise Research Project

News » Breast Cancer Survivors Exercise Research Project

Breast Cancer Survivors Exercise Research Project

Posted 5 October 2017 in General
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The University of Canberra is examining the effect of high and moderate intensity aerobic exercise on the cardiovascular and cognitive function of cancer survivors. You will be thoroughly assessed and you will not be pushed beyond your limits.

The project will involve:

  • 3 supervised exercise sessions (Monday/Wednesday/Friday) on a stationary bike for 12 weeks.
  • Pre and post data collection with a summary of findings provided at the conclusion of the project.
  • Individual fitness and body composition feedback at the commencement and end of the 12 week intervention.
  • Participants in the control group will be offered the 12 week exercise program following the post-testing.

If you are 50-75 years of age and:

  • Have been diagnosed with cancer in the past 24 months.
  • Are currently exercising less than 7 days per week.
  • Obtain a physician’s clearance to participate in supervised moderate to high intensity exercise
  • Are not taking blood pressure medication and have a blood pressure less than 180/110.
  • Don’t have brain or bone metastatic cancers.
  • Are not pregnant, have HIV, or have a musculoskeletal injury which restricts the ability to exercise.

We want you for our research!

For more information or to volunteer please email:

Joe.Northey@canberra.edu.au or Kellie.Toohey@canberra.edu.au or call 0411019992