Daily exercise is important for everyone. This includes people who are actively fighting cancer or in survivorship. Exercise can provide a range of benefits, such as easing nausea, fatigue, and other side effects of treatment.
Find out how exercise can improve the quality of life for people fighting cancer or in survivorship.
Exercise During Cancer Treatment
Exercise can help manage nausea, fatigue, constipation, and other side effects of cancer treatment. Because exercise helps our minds and bodies work together better, it also can improve body image. Since people battling cancer might gain or lose weight, lose their hair, feel tired a lot, and have other adverse experiences, they tend to view themselves in a less positive light. Exercise can help these people become more aware of the bodies they inhabit and gain a stronger sense of control over what’s happening to them, which may lead to better outcomes.
Exercise During Survivorship
Exercise can help alleviate fatigue, nausea, weight management, and other issues during survivorship as well. It also addresses bone health for people who lost bones or are taking medication that takes away their bone density. Plus, exercise addresses muscle mass that helps keep bodies at the right weight to improve body image.
Exercise during cancer treatment and survivorship can act as medicine for the body. In a related manner, Chix 4 a Cause’s Gifts of Love program can act as salve for the soul. If you or someone you know is fighting cancer, get in touch with us. Learn more about our program at chix4acause.org today.