The University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Rigshospitalet and the University of Copenhagen have come together to study the effects of Foot Fitness on a variety of health and well-being disciplines following the treatment of cancer.
The results of the project, called Football Fitness After Cancer (ABC), have now been published in three scientific journals published in international sports, cardiology and oncology newspapers.
“The bottom line is that Football Fitness is a deep and effective form of training for women undergoing cancer treatment , with beneficial effects on balance, muscle tone and fitness,” said Professor Peter Krustrup, Head of Research at the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics for SDU, who studied the results. football health and other sports for over 15 years.
Training times twice a week for a year
SDU researchers and the University Hospitals Center for Health Research in Rigshospitalet have joined doctors and nurses from the Department of Oncology in Rigshospitalet and researchers from the University of Copenhagen to investigate whether Football Fitness, which is offered twice a week for 12 months, could increase health barriers. *.
The study included 68 women aged 23 to 74, 48 years old, who had randomly scheduled 2: 1 in the training group (46 participants) and the control group (22 participants). The trial lasted for 12 months, during which time the training team was given Football Fitness training sessions twice a week which included exercise, strength and soccer, and mini-games 5v5 and 7v7 with two goals.
At the beginning of the study and after 6 and 12 months, respectively, health parameters such as fitness, **** muscle strength, balance, body mass ***, blood pressure and cholesterol were measured and participants completed questions to measure their quality of life and strength in activities. daily.
It has also been investigated whether participating in Football Fitness increases the risk of participants developing chronic inflammation (lymphoedema) on the side where they were treated for cancer.
The tightness of the ball improves balance, strengthens muscles and resistance ****
In a recent article published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, researchers show that 12 months of soccer training, performed at an average of 0.8 x 1 hour per week, provided women with better balance and greater muscle strength in the legs, while simultaneously increasing **** congestion in the lumbar spine.
Participants who participated in at least one weekly session also experienced improvement in **** strength in the femur.
“It is encouraging that even a little training can bring about this improvement because we know that treatment for cancer can accelerate the natural losses associated with age **** and thus increase the risk of osteoporosis,” said Jacob Uth, an assistant professor and and a PhD at University College Copenhagen, who was a project leader in research.
“The fact that the balance and strength of the muscles are being developed simultaneously is a big plus, because in the long run this can reduce the risk of falls and broken bones,” he says.
Daily tasks are easier – but improving strength requires more training
In an article published in the US journal Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases, researchers showed that high blood pressure was more than 80% of the heart rate of 70% of participants’ time playing with two goals. However, this did not improve participants’ resilience compared with participants in the control group at 12 months of intervention.
On the other hand, the study showed that, after 6 months of Foot Fitness training, participants reported that health-related problems were less of a barrier to participating in and performing daily activities.
“While one-week training on average was enough to produce good results in muscles and bones, and to reduce moderate problems with daily activities, it was not enough to make significant progress in strengthening aerobic football. Our previous studies show a significant improvement in total 11% normal oxygen intake over the next few months. 3-6 football training involving 2-3 times a week, but those in the study were obviously low, “said Peter Krustrup.
“However, we were able to find that the intensity of football training was as high as in other targeted groups with hypertension and type 2 diabetes and that there was also significant improvement in high oxygen intake in 50% of participants in a low aerobic intensity level at the beginning of the study. “.
The risk of lymphoedema does not increase with participation in Fitness Fitness
About one in three women being treated for cancer experiences chronic inflammation of the arm on the side from which the , known as lymphoedema, is removed.
Earlier, experts advised their patients to be careful about physical exertion, as it was suspected that this increased the risk of developing lymphoedema. Many studies have now shown that this fear is unfounded, but there are only limited details as this affects participation in team sports, where physical contact between players is an expected part of the job.
Researchers at Football Fitness ABC therefore estimated that women who participated in football training developed lymphoedema more often, or were more likely to experience degeneration of existing lymphoedema, compared to women in the control group.
Research results have now shown that there was no difference between teams, so there is no reason to believe that Football Fitness increases the risk of lymphoedema, and this result was recently published in the Nordic Cancer Journal