Infographic: The Benefits of Exercise on Cancer Patients

Exercise can be hard enough for healthy people, let alone cancer patients. Neglecting this fact and considering its importance (having a better view), there could be a lot of benefits of exercise on cancer patients too.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, it is recommended for adults to engage in at least 2.5 hours of moderate physical activity a week and in muscle-strengthening workouts two days of the week.

Those recommendations are the same for cancer patients, but the way they go about exercising may be different, depending on the toll that the disease and treatment has taken on their bodies. this is simply because exercise is quite beneficial even to these individuals.

Here are the benefits of exercise on Cancer Patients:

These benefits can help with recovery and also reduce the common side effects of cancer treatment, such as fatigue, nausea, anxiety, depression and muscle weakness. Exercise and good nutrition can help you to create a healthy, active lifestyle and help you get back into daily life and work, with your colleagues, friends and family.

Certain things to remember:

  • There are many benefits of exercise for people with cancer.
  • Most people being treated for cancer are able to participate in an exercise program.
  • Talk to your doctor before starting exercise – some people may need a modified program and others may have to delay starting a program.
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