Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Lifting Spirits by Exercising with Cancer by David Haas

This is a guest blog by David Haas. David is a cancer support group and awareness program advocate at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance. In addition to researching the many valuable programs available to our site’s visitors, David often blogs about programs and campaigns underway at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance, as well as creative fitness ideas for those dealing with cancer, while creating relationships with similar organizations.
To Contact David, email is dhaas@mesothelioma.com


Dealing with a cancer diagnosis can be quite frustrating. The entire process of battling cancer and undergoing treatment is such a huge obstacle to overcome. Men and women who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or any other form of cancer may be having a hard time with the recovery process, especially since treatment for various forms of cancer can often cause cancer patients to feel fatigued and weak throughout the day. However, studies show that exercise can, in fact, improve the overall well-being of a cancer patient, lifting their spirits and helping them to become more confident with their battle against cancer, which makes overcoming cancer a lot easier than it normally would have been.

Exercise is not a cure for cancer. However, there are so many benefits to exercising which is why it makes so much sense for cancer patients to exercise on a daily basis. Exercise is a great way to prevent the risk of certain cancers. While someone with cancer may not feel as though this even matters, it does. Being able to avoid other types of cancers is always a good thing. Exercise will also help a cancer patient to have more energy throughout the day. At first, it may be hard for a cancer patient to get off of their feet and start exercising again but once they get the hang of it and really get used to it, the exercise will be what helps them each day, especially when it comes to feeling energized and not feeling fatigued or weak. Aside from these benefits, exercise is generally good for the health because it is a way of getting in shape and preventing obesity.

Those with cancer will need to be careful about what types of exercises they perform. Of course, they will need to get the okay from their physician prior to performing any exercises. Some of the ideal exercises for those suffering from cancer include stretches, strength training, and light aerobics. Walking is always a good exercise. Most physicians will recommend that patients suffering from cancer or patients that have recently overcome cancer begin an exercise routine and stick with it, performing exercises on a daily basis. Even just thirty minutes of exercise each day will provide many benefits to the patient.


Once again, to contact David, email him at dhaas@mesothelioma.com 





1 comment:

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