Exercise Your Way to Cancer-Free
Medical experts agree exercise is not only safe for most cancer survivors, but it's highly recommended. Oncologists play a crucial role in promoting exercise in their patients during and after treatments. Here's a guide on how to approach exercise, for survivors and their doctors.
- Experts advise starting with low-intensity exercise and progressing slowly, letting symptoms guide progress.
- In the guidelines below, the American College of Sports Medicine said physicians should advise against inactivity, even for patients undergoing difficult treatment.
- What the experts say
- The article below looks at the findings from this study, which shows how vigorous exercise can alter human genes.
- In this article, Dr. Joseph Sparano discusses how healthy eating and regular exercise can improve the prognosis of women with breast cancer.
- Tools for cancer survivors
- In this discussion board, cancer survivors discuss their experiences with self care and exercise.
- From this site, you can download user-friendly brochure to monitor and plan your exercise routine.
- The site below offers a step-by-step approach to getting the exercise you need.
- The site below offers exercise tips for breast cancer survivors after surgery.
- While exercise offers many benefits for survivors, it's important to do it safely. Here are some tips from Dr. Jeremy Geffen, a board-certified oncologist and expert in integrative medicine and oncology. He is also the author of the book The Journey Through Cancer and the audio program The Seven Levels of Healing.
- LIVESTRONG offers a 12-week small exercise course for adult cancer survivors. The course if offered at 100 locations in 17 states. Check and see if there's one in your neighborhood.
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