Why should you exercise during cancer treatment
When you receive cancer treatment, the last thing in your mind is healthy exercise. It's hard to find energy for dinner or work, let alone jump on the treadmill.
But that's why it's a big mistake to give up exercise during cancer treatment...
People who exercise healthily during cancer treatment feel better. They have more energy, less pain and better quality of life.
So, while it seems that cancer treatment is the best reason to reduce some slack during healthy exercise, the opposite is true.
It's time for you to exercise more healthily than ever before...
More exercise means more energy and less pain for cancer patients.
Several health studies published at the 2018 meeting of the European Society of Oncology Internal Medicine in Munich have shown that exercise should be part of a cancer treatment plan for people receiving chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
One health study found that exercising twice a week helped breast cancer patients significantly increase energy levels and reduce pain levels within six months. Their body fat is reduced and their overall health is better.
Basically, people who exercise during cancer treatment have higher quality of life during the most challenging periods of their lives. It may be difficult to start. But if you do, it will make cancer treatment more tolerable.
How much exercise should you take during cancer treatment?
If you have cancer and you are starting to exercise healthily, it's always a good idea to talk to your doctor first. Everyone's situation is different. He or she can guide you to provide you with the safest exercise methods.
In general, health studies have shown that people receiving cancer treatment benefit most from exercising for about an hour two to three times a week. If possible, you should make the sport gentle and energetic. Examples of moderate exercise include fast walking, underwater aerobics or volleyball. Vigorous exercises include aerobic dancing, heavy gardening or fast swimming.
Health researchers also found that people were more likely to attend classes on the spot where they were treated. When they work with trainers who understand their needs, they feel more comfortable. If this is how you feel, please ask around the hospital or clinic where you are treated.
If they don't offer exercise courses directly, they may connect you to a local medical institution or a non-profit organization that specializes in providing exercise courses for cancer patients.
The main thing to remember is that health exercise is an effective complementary treatment for cancer. It may make you feel much better without any harmful side effects. So, if you can, keep plugging in. It will be rewarded.
For health and happiness.