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Incorporating Exercise Into Cancer Recovery

Exercise might be the last thing on a patient’s mind while recovering. However, even a few minutes of daily exercise can significantly help them throughout their journey. 

Why Is Exercise Important While Recovering From Cancer? 

Exercising during and after cancer treatment has massive benefits. For starters, it’ll help you reduce the constant fatigue that often comes with treatment. Plus, exercise is a natural way to boost your mood and keep your spirits up. Studies also show that regular exercise can even reduce your risk of dying by up to 25%. No matter which type of exercise you choose, staying active will help you stay strong throughout the process and live a longer, healthier life. 

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Exercise And Wellness Strategies For Patients

Exercising when you’re in recovery should be a slow and steady process. When starting out, aim for easier activities, such as: 

  • Walking 
  • Yoga 
  • Tai chi
  • Light resistance training 
  • Stretching 
  • Balance exercises 
  • Cycling 

Every patient is different, so always consult your doctor before to see which activities are safe for you. 

woman with cancer sitting on the floor

Help Us Eradicate Cancer 

We’re here to answer any questions if you’re looking for ways to incorporate exercise into your recovery plan. Also, if you’d like to support our mission, consider making a donation to The Eileen Fund today. Together, we can make a difference and help eradicate cancer once and for all. 

 
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