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Cancer Patients -Alyssa Faia Exercise Program
Past: Get as much rest as possible… Reduce Physical Activity Today: Doctors encourage to stay ACTIVE Many benefits to exercising for cancer patients
Balance (lower risk of falls) Keep muscles from atrophy Improve blood flow to your legs Lower the risk of being anxious and depressed Lessen nausea Lessen symptoms of tiredness (fatigue) …… During Cancer Treatment
Certain things affect your ability to exercise, for instance: The type/stage of cancer Your cancer treatment Your stamina (endurance), strength, & fitness level
Take part in regular physical activity. Avoid inactivity At least 150 minutes per week. Strength training exercises 2X weekly.
Low intensity activity for healthy people high-intensity for some cancer survivors
Regular exercise can provide enjoyment and an escape, perhaps, from the severities of
Exercise has been shown to improve.. Cardiovascular fitness Muscle strength Body composition Fatigue Anxiety Happiness
Do not exercise if you have a low red blood cell count Taking medicines that make you less able to fight infection(STAY AWAY FROM GYMS) Radiation treated areas should not be exposed to chlorine.
Statics shown that those who exercised regularly had 40% to 50% less fatigue, the primary complaint during treatment.