Posted on March 08, 2015
The best exercises for cancer patients is a combination of the three major components of fitness: Cardio, Strength and Flexibility. These types of exercise can have a positive impact on cancer patients and survivors. Easy aerobic exercise for increase hemoglobin levels, reduce inflammation, lessen fatigue, keep muscles in shape for better every day activities, increase self confidence, reduce depression and aid in recovery of surgery., has been shown to
Other research has shown strength and flexibility exercises to be good exercises for cancer patients helping them return to a normal activity level sooner.
Exercise andseem to increase the of breast cancer survivors, preventing recurrence.
At the beginning, gently move a few minutes at a time, and build up at your own pace. Try walking, light aerobics or swimming. As you get stronger, add a couple of days a week of light. On days you feel more tired, try doing a few stretches.
For more info on exercise and cancer check out this link from the American Cancer Society
Personal Note: It has been my privilege and joy to use my skill as a Health and Fitness Specialist to help many women manage their cancer with the healing properties of movement and exercise. It is from my own experience, that exercising on a regular basis, eating healthy food and reducing your stress can help prevent and/or manage cancer and many other life threatening diseases.