Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Guest Blog - Exercise Away the Cancer Blues

Hi all!

I would like to present this guest blog from David Haas, an advocate for cancer patients.


Exercise Away the Cancer Blues

If you are someone who is in the middle of cancer treatment or you have just

recently finished your treatment, you’ll discover that exercise is one of the best
things that you can do for yourself. WebMD states that exercise will, among other
things, improve mood, reduce fatigue and boost your self-confidence. The truth
of the matter is that in many ways, exercise gives you more control over your
own body and a bigger way to take control over your own life. Consider how you
are moving towards your goals and consider what exercise can do to help.

When you are recovering from mesothelioma treatment, you are going to
discover that exercise might be the last thing on your mind. You have had to
deal with many different things in the previous few months, and you will discover
that with all of that going on, you might not be interested in stepping on the
treadmill or going to the gym. The key to this is going to be taking the time to
find an exercise that works for you. This might be a great time to try some kind
of exercise that you have never considered before. For example, consider how
you might enjoy the gentle nature of water aerobics or the simple relaxing fun of

Take a moment to think about where you want to be when it comes to exercise.
If you have never exercised before, this is a wonderful time to start. Cancer takes
away a feeling of vital control over your body while exercise gives it back. While
you are dealing with cancer, you find that you are too tired or too worried to do
the things that you love. On the other hand, when you exercise, you are going to
discover that you get some of that old energy back, and on top of that, you get
the endorphins that are going to help you get where you want to go.

What kind of exercise suits you, and how can you find the right type? First, start
by talking with your doctor and learning more about the exercise that will best
suit you. This is something that can make a huge difference when you want to
move forward with your health and your fitness. Consider what your options are
going to be when you want to get in shape after a long time away from the gym.
Remember also that you can work on your fitness at home. Whether you want
a weight machine in your basement or you would like to designate one of your
spaces as a yoga and meditation spot, there are some fabulous choices for you.

Take advantage of the many options that interest you and start your post cancer
workout today!

by David Haas

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