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Movement and Exercise

Embarking on a serious exercise program while undergoing cancer treatment is usually not a good idea. However, maintaining energy for your current daily activity level is important as is regaining any lost strength. Always check with your physician before beginning any exercise program to determine what activity level is most appropriate for you. Be sure to drink plenty of water. Staying well hydrated is always important to overall health, but even more so during treatment. Listen to your body and don’t over exert yourself.

Benefits Often Include

You may not realize it, but even light to moderate walking can help increase energy levels and boost self esteem. Many patients find that exercise helps reduce feelings of anxiety and depression as well. Be sure to start slowly after informing your healthcare provider.

Movement Ideas

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