“Cancer patients are also recommended to exercise, but how might differ depending on the disease and the treatment he has done,” said Josie Gardiner, a personal trainer and author of ‘The Breast Cancer Survivor’s Fitness Plan‘, as quoted by FoxNews.
Gardiner said the treatment of chemotherapy and radiation are cumulative, which means more and more treatments that will make a person get more tired. Before determining the physical exercise a person does have to determine the scale of fatigue he felt from 0 (no fatigue) to 4 (very tired).
“You have to listen to your body. If you really tired should not do sports, but if just a little tired then exercise whatever is done will be better than nothing,” he said.
There are 4 types of physical exercise that can help cancer patients, namely:
Aerobic exercise such as walking, cycling and running can keep the heart rate, increases muscle mass, decrease fat and increase metabolism. This is because maintaining a healthy weight can reduce the risk of developing cancer or recurrent.
Weight training can also help people feel better during cancer treatment and improve recovery after surgery. However, cancer patients may not have the energy to exercise 30 minutes a day, so do about 10 minutes and walking is an exercise that is safe for people who have done the treatment.
Chemotherapy can cause a woman to lose bone density faster, so strength training can increase muscle and against the loss of muscle mass. For that doing strength training will help a person maintain bone density. But if you want to do weight training, you should consult your physician first.
Some drugs used for cancer treatment can disrupt the balance, and for people who do chemotherapy only needed once fell to break a bone. Therefore a balance exercises should become a routine part of sports.
Simple exercises like walking in a narrow place, putting one foot in front of others (such as walking on a tight rope), lifting one heel and hold it or stand on one leg for 60 seconds can improve balance.
Cancer patients who perform the operation may feel weakness in certain areas of her body, because it is stretching exercises can help strengthen that area so that it can regain its mobility. However, patients should consult your physician first before undergoing stretching exercises.
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