10 Ways Exercise Is Beneficial When Going Through Cancer Treatment

Cancer is tough and so is the treatment. There will be times when you are so devoid of energy you may find it difficult to lift your head off the pillow but equally, there will be times when you have more energy and want to get out and get active. As the American Physical Therapy Association explains, there are many reasons why exercising while going through cancer treatment is good for you. These include: Reduces Fatigue Although it sounds counterproductive, exercise can actually help you feel less fatigued and give you more energy, helping you to get through that next round of treatment. Increases Muscle Strength Exercising regularly will help to
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3 comments

  1. Peter Griggs says:

    I have Locally Advanced Prostate Cancer and am on a 3-year treatment of Decapeptyl as well as having had radiotherapy in early 2016. I am inoperable. I have put on a lot of weight in the past 18 months, or so.

    One of my queries that no-one seems to be able to answer is “are there any exercises I should avoid, e.g. cycling?”. I also had a total knee replacement about 18 months ago which limits my movement, e.g. I cannot run.

    Kind regards,
    Peter

    • richard moore says:

      Dear Peter, I’m no expert but from what you write, cycling might be the answer for you. It’s non-load bearing (as is swimming) and unlike jogging/running, doesn’t take its toll on the knees. If the idea of riding a “normal” bike doesn’t appeal, I suggest you try a pedal assisted eBike. There’s nothing not to like about them. If you try one, you’ll want one. Good luck.

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