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Exercising as a Means to Beat Cancer
The first question many patients ask after receiving a cancer diagnosis is "How can I beat this disease?” In fact, a doctor may suggest a number of ways to deal with mesothelioma and other forms of cancer. However, among all of the tips given, exercise may stand out as one of the most formidable and proactive steps a person can take in gaining control over his or her cancer prognosis.
In fact, as the National Cancer Institute notes, exercise and physical activity of all levels only stands to benefit a cancer patient. Keeping one's body active while fighting this disease assists the body in healing itself. It boosts blood circulation, which in turn allows the chemotherapeutic drugs to reach their intended destinations more effectively.
Moreover, exercising helps a person keep his or her weight down. When a cancer patient is obese or even overweight, that individual will often have a more difficult time fighting cancer. Because that individual is sedentary, the disease has little to stand its way as it invades the body. As such, patients must help their doctors and help themselves by improving their own physical condition. Exercise and cancer treatments often go hand in hand during a patient's fight against this illness.
However, patients might wonder how or where they can go about exercising. This dilemma may prove especially confusing if they have never before exercised regularly. In fact, getting regular activity does not have to involve going outside of the home to a gym, although many people find that doing so keeps them motivated to maintain their exercise regimen. However, if a person is not up to going outside the home, he or she can find things to do at home to exercise.
Doctors note that regular household items can be used as weightlifting devices. People can lift cans of vegetables, books, small statues, and other things found at home to exercise their arm muscles. They may lift each item five to ten times and find that they are able to tone their arms effectively. Likewise, to do cardio fitness, they may try stepping up one or two steps at a time on a flight of stairs, and then back down again. Doing this in small amounts helps them exercise their heart. As such, physical exercise does not have to be strenuous or involve going out of the home to fight cancer.
Thank you for that David.
I agree with this, although I did find it extremely difficult around the later cycles of my treatment. However I have found getting active since I finished treatment very helpful.