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Beginning to Exercise While Dealing with Cancer

Beginning to Exercise While Dealing with Cancer

I’d like to open the floor up to a guest blogger this week, Melanie Bowen. Melanie is an awareness advocate for natural health who runs her own blog http://www.mesothelioma.com/blog/authors/melanie/ spreading the word on how people can  take an active role in their own healing process, with an empahasis on cancer. At Healthy Old Fatties we are all about taking control of your own health for a better, more fulfilling life. We think Mealnie and her message are a perfect fit.

You can contact Melanie at: melanielbowen@gmail.com
Whether you were recently diagnosed with cancer or you’ve just entered remission, it is so important that you take care of your health and well-being. One of the best ways to do this is to exercise regularly. Whether you have mesothelioma, melanoma or another form of cancer, there are many benefits to exercising on a regular basis. You might be wondering what exercise can do for you and why so many doctors recommend it to a variety of their patients, lest touch on some of the main perks you can gain from exercise.

Exercise can benefit you in many different ways both physically and emotionally. In relation to physical health, you will find that regular exercise makes you feel more energized and gives you more vitality to get through the day. This is a fantastic benefit for a cancer patient who may be finding it to be quite difficult to feel better after you go through a treatment session. Another physical benefit to exercise is that it will help to strengthen the immune system, helping you to ward off illness and disease over time. Again, this is a wonderful benefit for most cancer patients simply because of the disease itself, and the side effects of treatments.

When it comes to emotional benefits, exercise can help to lessen feelings of depression and can give you something to look forward to during the day. One prime example of this would be taking a walk in a local park and enjoying the sounds of nature. You will find that this particular activity helps you to feel happier and more content with life. Even if you choose to exercise in the comfort of your own home, you can still benefit from the calming effect that a thorough workout can have on your mind.

When you think of the different exercises available, you need to also take your own health into account. You will find that your doctor is a valuable source to go to if you would like to begin working out but are unsure of which exercises are right for you. Not all cancer patients should vigorously workout, but the majority of patients can benefit from even the lightest activity. Talk to your doctor today and get moving!

 

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