Exercises after being diagnosed with cancer.
All the studies point to the same results; exercising.
In the past, physicians have often told cancer patients to relax and cut down physical activity to manage chronic conditions (such as cancer).
This is a good recommendation when movement causes pain, high heart rate or respiratory problems.
However more current research has shown that exercising is healthy and effective not only when treating cancer, but it can also enhance how well you perform mentally and the quality of life while and after having cancer.
What is the next step?
Obviously, that doesn’t mean that you should race or scale a mountain. Nonetheless, it is best to incorporate regular routine into your daily life, even during the diagnosis of cancer.
Moderate aerobic activities, for instance, walking or cycling, together with light weights, will increase physical well-being and promote regeneration.
Several studies have motivated the idea that with regular exercise you will not only feel better, but it will also reduce stress, depression, and anxiety during your cancer treatments.
Acceptable exercise as a cancer patient.
Based on all the research and its findings, scientists and doctors all recommend that cancer patients exercise up to 3 times per week.
Exercises that includes cycling, running, yoga, lightweight resistance exercises, and daily walks are proven to improve your health, mentally and physically while fighting cancer.
Other benefits include:
- Reduction in fatigue
- Improved mood
- Greater body satisfaction
- Maintenance of body weight
- Improved tolerance to side-effects of anti-cancer medications
- Improved quality of life
Workouts must be discussed and approved by your specialist.
Speak to a biokineticist to assist you in this process.