UH Cancer Center studies healing through hula

The University of Hawaii Cancer Center is conducting a study to see if exercise, specifically hula, will help breast cancer survivors.

Researchers are trying to see what kind of effect hula has after cancer patients go through treatment.

They say hula requires the participants to engage different parts of the body and increases memorization skills.

“Really we know that exercise is good for all people, and in particular for people with cancer,” said associate professor Erin Bantum, “but in terms of the culture relevance, we think that hula is just a perfect fit here and also that maybe would help motivate people if it is something they enjoy.”

The participants of the study will practice hula for one hour each week.

After that, researchers will determine what kind of effects the exercise had on those in the program.

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