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In a healthy person, it is well known that exercise reduces fatigue and increases energy levels. For many years, health professionals recommended that patients undergoing cancer treatment get more rest than those who were not undergoing treatment. Although it is true that cancer treatments, especially aggressive treatments for cancers such as mesothelioma, can cause extreme fatigue, research is now showing that exercise can actually reduce the fatigue and increase energy, even in cancer patients.
Other Possible Benefits:
The National Cancer Institute has begun focusing on various factors that can affect cancer survivorship, and one of the fastest growing focuses is in lifestyle choices and healthy habits. Even after a patient is determined to be cancer free, a cancer diagnosis can have a significant impact on life, and some patients react to this impact by choosing less healthy eating and exercise habits. What researchers have found, however, is that exercise can actually improve the emotional and functional well-being of patients, both during and after cancer treatment. One thought is that exercise increases muscle, which can better withstand the effects of cancer treatment. Exercise also releases serotonin, a mood-improving chemical that can give cancer patients an improved outlook on life and increase their survival rates simply by providing a more positive approach. Because it has such a high mortality rate, many mesothelioma doctors are now encouraging exercise intervention in patients undergoing treatment, and recommending that they continue the program after treatment, as research has indicated that fitness can be a tremendous tool in cancer treatment.
Cancer and the treatment for the disease can be devastating to the human body, and patients want to find any method they can to fight the nausea, pain and fatigue that often accompanies the disease treatment. Following a fitness routine during treatment, even if it is simply choosing the stairs over the elevator or parking further from the store to get extra walking in, may improve survival rates and provide some relief from treatment symptoms.
Most importantly…change your diet to a healthy plant-based menu.