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.
I’m a fighter by nature. Dealing with my cancer is no different. When I was diagnosed, I was ready for a fight and knew I would defeat cancer. My family was there to support me, and that just made me more determined. Taking care of my health, besides the cancer treatment, was one of my weapons. I started exercising more and still do to this day. Every day… and it makes me feel stronger. It’s hard to keep at it some times, but now it’s just part of who I am. Having cancer hasn’t stopped me!
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