Cancer and Exercise Physiology
Exercise has been a proven therapy to aid in the rehabilitation during and after cancer treatment. The process of cancer rehabilitation is physically recovering from your cancer and cancer treatment and also adjusting to any physical changes experienced. Everybody has a different experience when going through their journey and some people’s bodies are effected more than others.
The first question most people ask before they begining an exercise program is:
“Is it safe?”
The answer is yes, with a trained professional such as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist.
Exercise for clients with Cancer or completing Cancer treatment poses some amazing benefits which include:
- Increase function
- Increase health outcomes
- Increase quality of life
Exercise had also been proved to:
- Decrease tiredness and depression
- Reduce the impact of some side effects
- Reduce thew risk of the cancer reaccuring
There are many different types of exercises training but research has shown these types have the best effects on people with Cancer:
- Cardiovascular OR Aerobic training (brisk walking, running, swimming etc.)
- Resistance/Strength OR Anaerobic training (weights, thera bands, cables etc.)
- Balance and Coordination
- Flexibility and Agility
Your return or uptake of exercise does not have to be immediate, it should be a progressive step in your rehabilitation. Activate Health can help with this step to ensure your safety and well being is managed throughout this process.
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