Should Cancer Patients Exercise?

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on May 14, 2018 - 3:33pm

Great news from Clinical Oncology Society of Australia in regards to recommendations for cancer patients...

"Exercise should be prescribed to all cancer patients, and not to do so would be harmful."

This is not a new thought, yet it is very exciting to finally hear it stated in a such a clear, concise way. Hopefully, this pro-exercise attitude will continue throughout the medical profession, and patient's health will start to increase.

Of course, claiming that ALL cancer patients need exercise and then having a strategy that actually works are two totally different things.

It's hard enough for healthy human beings to make exercise a regular staple in their life - let alone a cancer patient who is actively undergoing both chemotherapy and radiation therapy...both of which are known to almost completely zap the patient of their energy and drive.

It almost seems like a romantic notion to say "You should do this!" but then have little practical advice on how to actually do that.

The purpose of this podcast is to help people with cancer, and those caring for them, learn how to add exercise to their life.

Here Is What We Covered

  • The physiology of cancer and why knowing how it works is the key to planning how to deal with it properly.
  • The movement requirements for every body. Cancer patients are still people first, and although ALL humans have the same requirements, it's hard to train like an average healthy person while your body is undergoing cancer treatment. What can cancer patients do?
  • Why mindset is most important and what you can do to help someone who is giving up.

Stuff From This Episode

If exercise was a pill it would be prescribed to every patient

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