With the diagnosis of cancer, exercise and fitness takes a backseat in a patient’s life, but most of the oncologists believe that exercise should be an integral part of a patient’s cancer treatment plan if his health permits him to workout. Many researches on the link between cancer and exercise have successfully shown that exercise during cancer treatment improves cardiopulmonary fitness and accelerates post treatment recovery.[Read: How to Motivate a Person with Cancer to Exercise]
If the patient was a fitness freak before the cancer was diagnosed or was moderately engaged in exercising, he will be asked to reduce his activity level during the cancer treatment due to fatigue caused by chemotherapy or radiation. An oncologist is the only one who can guide a person best on the exercise level during treatment.
Benefits of Exercising during Cancer Treatment
Benefits of Exercises Post Cancer Treatment
An insight into the benefits of exercising during and after cancer treatment clearly shows that exercises can speed up cancer recovery while also improving the patient’s quality of life and his overall well-being.
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