Happy to reblog this post from http://www.breastcancerauthority.com
By: Rika Keck, Medical Exercise Specialist For Women’s Wellness.
It is well known that an exercise program is supportive before, during and after surgery and treatment. Off course it is essential to see it within context of the individual, medical procedures, reaction to meds and energy levels.
Moderation is a big key and it is a great idea to work-out and to ‘work-in’ with quiet, stress reducing modalities such as meditation, Gentle Yoga, Qi Gong or a walk in Nature.
Here are a few points regarding exercise during and post-surgery and/or treatment:
- Strength training will support bone integrity that becomes compromised with chemo and steroids. Discuss this with your physician if lymph nodes are affected in your cancer treatment or lymphodema in the arm is present.
- A moderate/low intensity cardio program will support a healthy heart, circulation and mood – a mild sweat is a good guideline. Do…
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