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Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing Volume 18, Number 6 - A Review of Nia as an Exercise Option for Cancer Survivors

Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing Volume 18, Number 6 - A Review of Nia as an Exercise Option for Cancer Survivors

Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing

Date Added: October 27, 2015

By Debra Reis, MSN, RN, CNP, M. Eileen Walsh, PhD, APN, RN-BC, FAHA, Tisha Jones, MSW, and Stacey Young-McCaughan, RN, PhD, AOCN | Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing Volume 18, Number 6 :: December, 2014

"Nia incorporates both cardiovascular and whole-body conditioning and is adaptable to those with a sedentary or active lifestyle, making it useful for the varying abilities of cancer survivors."

Nia is a fusion fitness program that blends elements from the dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts, creating a workout that is adaptable to all ages and fitness levels. As a nontraditional form of exercise, Nia integrates body, mind, and spirit as well as the five sensations of flexibility, agility, mobility, strength, and stability. Nia incorporates both cardiovascular and whole-body conditioning and is adaptable to those with a sedentary or active lifestyle, making it useful for the varying abilities of cancer survivors. Oncology nurses are in a key position to educate individuals with cancer on the benefits of exercise, such as improved physical functioning and quality of life, and decreased cancer-related fatigue. The purpose of this article is to familiarize oncology nurses with the potential benefits of Nia for cancer survivors.

Original Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25427703