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Exercise

“Get your blood pumping!” The sentiment goes hand-in-glove with putting your body in motion. For cancer patients, especially those using chemotherapy and radiation, improved cardio could be a factor in an improved quality of life. We have discussed the health benefits of walking, water exercises, rebounding, and yoga for cancer patients. Beyond that, there is […]

If you’re a cancer patient or cancer survivor looking for a low-impact way to get your body moving, water exercises may be the solution. Unlike more strenuous workouts, water aerobics do not strain your muscles or joints. And as we’ll explain, water has a therapeutic way of refreshing your mind and reduces stress and anxiety. […]

Much like your cancer treatment, exercise should focus on what you can do physically. Understand that cancer – type and stage – can affect your ability to exercise, as well as your fitness level. Some studies suggest that physically active cancer survivors have a lower risk of cancer recurrence and improved survival. Now, we’re not […]

Health is dynamic in its process. Health changes as we change our lifestyle, work, thoughts, stress levels, sleeping and eating habits. Fitness is defined as the state of being fit and the ability to efficiently perform functions with significant aerobic or anaerobic ability in the aspects of sports, occupation or daily activities without undue fatigue. […]

Rebounding is not just something that Wilt Chamberlain did better than any other basketball player. Health and wellness advocates recommend a different kind of rebounding — one that improves the immune system and lymphatic health. For your health, rebounding involves jumping on a mini-trampoline; this increases both blood and lymph circulation. The body contains 5-6 […]

A recent study published in the British Journal of Cancer suggests walking could improve the quality of sleep for lung cancer patients. The researchers said a similar link is seen in breast and colorectal cancer patients. The trial investigated the effects of a 12-week exercise intervention including home-based walking exercise training and weekly exercise counseling on 111 […]

Physical activity doesn’t need to be complicated. Something as simple as a daily brisk walk can help you live a healthier life. For example, regular brisk walking can help you: Maintain a healthy weight Prevent or manage various conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes Strengthen your bones and muscles Improve […]

Mind over matter – the use of willpower to overcome physical problems – is an integral part of solving the puzzle after you have been diagnosed with cancer. Yoga is an exercise that focuses on “asana,” which is designed to purify the body and provide stamina. Yoga is recommended to improve psychological outcomes among adults […]