Exercise positively prepares one’s body to better deal with the negative physiological effects. This is commonly known as “pre-hab.”
Exercise improves your physical capabilities, general well-being, and is very beneficial for weight loss and management. Maintaining a healthy weight throughout treatment substantially helps the body to best deal with the effects of treatments. Exercise also presents positive psychological benefits; boosting mental strength, resilience, belief and confidence.
|Side effects of treatment||Benefits of exercise|
|Loss of muscle / strength||Improves strength / reverses effects of muscle loss|
|Low immune system||Increases natural killer cells|
|Self esteem||Improves self esteem|
|Neuropathy||Lessens effects by improving efficiency of nerves|
|Lymphodeoma||Encourages lymphatic drainage|
|Lack of range of motion||Improves range of motion in joints and muscles|
- Decreases risk of re-occurrence and mortality.
- Increases daily well-being and future quality of life.
- Improves frame of mind and control of emotions.
- Offers social interaction and a reason to get “out and about.”
- Helps balance the bodies hormones; particularly those associated with re-occurrence. (Insulin. Testosterone. Oestrogen).
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