Cancer is one of the rising concerns. This study was undertaken to determine the exercise-based treatment approach’s feasibility and outcomes, especially considering the rural overweight and obese female cancer survivors. 

The female survivors who battled endometrial, breast, or ovarian cancer were enrolled for a six-month program. The program was based on aerobic activity, which included 30-minute walking activity daily. This was combined with the strength-training exercises using exercise bands. The activity was monitored, and a personalized approach using telephone motivational coaching was adopted. The study was analyzed with the help of the logistic regression tool.

The research highlight displayed that the mean age of the women participating was 99 years, mean BMI 35.9 kg/m2, and 41.4% reported current exercise. During the period, 55.6% completed the program, while 36.4% completed exercise interventions. 

The great insight of the research identified that the most prominent walking barriers were feeling unwell and weather, whereas the strength exercises were band dislike and pain. The trial completion and improved exercise outcomes were significant based on the higher baseline mental QOL.

It found factors like motivation, belief, and prescribed/monitored exercise regimens to be inefficient, but supportive and cognitive behavioral therapy interventions were considered important to sustain uptake.