There are 3 types of exercise that will help you move toward better health:
These are activities that get you breathing heavily, your heart thumping, and your body moving and breaking a sweat. Endurance exercise is good for your circulation and your lungs. Strive for at least 150 minutes of endurance exercise each week.
These exercises build muscles. This is very important if you have received chemotherapy or are older, and have lost or are losing muscle mass. Strength training can preserve your ability to climb stairs, get out of the car and perform many of the tasks needed for independent living. Set a goal for doing strength exercises twice a week.
Keep limber and avoid injury with a GOOOOOOOD STREEEEEEETCH! Make a point of stretching after you do your endurance exercise, e.g., walking, jogging, etc.
When I was diagnosed with cancer 3 years ago, I made a plan and made it my mission to become the best I could be. I did research, talked the plan over with my doctor, and put my plan into action. Now, I exercise every day. Exercising has really changed my life for the better. My family says that I am easier to be around and I have much more energy!
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