Monday, April 5, 2010

Effective Exercise Advice After Cancer Treatment

Maintaining a balanced diet along with regular exercise incorporated into a serious lifestyle change are the common prerequisites ensuring recovery as a cancer survivor. Especially regarding exercise, it plays a vital role in speeding up the process of recovery while helping to maintain our good overall well-being. The many benefits it provides cancer survivors include the following: improved endurance and strength, protection against depression, reduced anxiety, stronger immune system, decreased sleeping problems, less fatigue, and improved mood. To effectively incorporate exercise into our daily routine after cancer treatment, here are some salient pointers to consider:

Instead of enrolling in a specific exercise course, concentrate on making our life more physically active instead. For example, rather than drive to the nearby convenience store, we can just walk.

Don't rush it. Get started slowly and just increase our activities as we get used to it after a period of time. Experts advice adult cancer survivors to have half an hour of exercise at least five times a week.

If we're not up to exercising given a bad mood or any medication side-effect, we shouldn't force ourselves. We can just make up for it by exercising some other time when we're feeling better.

Contributed By: Maris Modesto

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