Kettlebell Trainer Lorna Kleidman Reacts to Article that Suggests Exercise Can Improve Immune Systems and Help Fight Cancer

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Fitness trainer Lorna Kleidman responds to a study published by that suggests how the immune-boosting power of exercise can help cancer survivors to ward off future cancers.

On October 24th, kettlebell trainer Lorna Kleidman responds to an article published by which reveals that regular exercise could help ward off cancer by improving immunity.

According to, a preliminary study conducted by researchers at the University of Nebraska discovered that exercise could help to boost the immune system, an act that may help fight off cancers. “Study lead Laura Bilek and her team analyzed T cells in the blood of 16 cancer survivors before and after a 12-week exercise program and found that their immune cells converted from a form that isn't as effective at combating disease to one that can fight cancer and infections. Previous research had shown that after chemotherapy, the majority of T cells become less effective at combating disease,” the article reports. In the article Bilek explains that their research suggests exercise could produce a stronger defense against disease.

Lorna Kleidman, a fitness trainer who uses kettlebells in her workout classes, commends the research stating that, “Many people choose exercise as a way to improve the way they look or to fit in their favorite dress, but more and more people are discovering that the benefits of exercise go far deeper than that.” Kleidman explains, “Lately, I’m noticing a lot more research and stories revealing the disease-fighting benefits of exercise. To know that a regular exercise routine can save lives is just astonishing. Hopefully this will encourage more people to get active.”

The article expresses that researchers plan to present their findings at The Integrative Biology of Exercise VI meeting in Westminster, CO. According to the article, “She adds that ‘there is a litany of positive benefits from exercise,’ notably, that exercise can reduce your risks of getting cancer in the first place and can often improve the prognosis in cancer patients.”

Lorna Kleidman is a Three-Time World Champion and World Record holder in kettlebell sport and the most decorated kettlebell athlete in the country. She developed the innovated methods used in KettleX as a way to bring the benefits of the bells to everyone in an easy to use, easy to understand and fun format. Lorna has been teaching individuals and group classes for the past six years.

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