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The Best Types of Fitness for Cancer Patients

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

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It has now become common knowledge that while resting in important during the diagnosis, treatment and recovery state of cancers like mesothelioma and leukemia, exercise also plays an important role. Keeping active during all of the challenging stages can help patients to regain strength, build muscle and focus on their weight loss or weight gain. In addition, regular exercise can help people to feel better about their recovery, more positive about the future and more self confident about their changing bodies. It can be a struggle for patients to narrow down the exercise choices and find one activity, which is both enjoyable and beneficial. Contact your doctor for specifics and to make sure any exercise is suggested before beginning a routine with one of the following choices:

Aerobic Exercise: This type of exercise encompasses many of the most fun and easy to do workouts available. Walking, jogging, cycling or dancing all come under the category of aerobic fitness. This is also the most helpful way to burn calories for those who need to lose weight in order to reduce their risk of cancer recurring in the body. The exercise you choose should not be overwhelming for you, so start off with just 10 minutes of walking if necessary.

Strength Training: Many cancer treatments can reduce bone density, which can result in more health problems later in life. In order to rebuild that density and also build up any lost muscles as a result of cancer, strength training is ideal. Those who are unfamiliar with this type of exercise should seek out a certified personal trainer who can help tailor a workout to fit their needs and physical demands.

Flexibility: After surgeries or extended periods of bed rest and inactivity, it can be difficult for patients to regain their balance and flexibility needed for daily activities. Daily stretching can increase flexibility as well as circulation throughout the body. Even if patients don’t feel ready to tackle any other type of exercise, they can improve their flexibility with basic movements either while sitting or standing. Advanced exercises might want to tackle yoga in order to see benefits faster.

By including aerobic exercise, strength training and flexibility work into your routine, it is possible to feel better, suffer from less fatigue and have a renewed sense of life and excitement after dealing with challenging cancer treatments.

by David Haas
Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Guest Blogger
http://about.me/haasblaag

Gratitude…

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

Such a wonderful message in this video that I had to share with you all on totally-useless.com with a few of the quotes that are touching me in the soul…

“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.” – Buddha

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” – William Arthur Ward

Happy New 2012!

Sunday, January 1st, 2012
Happy New Year

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Happy New Year,
May 2012 bring you health, happiness and all the best things in life!

My dear friend – Oriana published a capture for me on Flickr and I
am so touched! Thank you so much dear friend. See the capture here

by Oriana
by oriana.italy

Slow Dance

Have you ever watched kids
on a merry-go-round?
Or listened to the rain
slapping on the ground?

Ever followed a butterfly’s erratic flight?
Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?
You better slow down
Don’t dance so fast

Time is short
The music won’t last
Do you run through each day
On the fly
When you ask “How are you?”
Do you hear the reply?

When the day is done,
do you lie in your bed
With the next hundred chores
running through your head?

You’d better slow down
Don’t dance so fast
Time is short
The music won’t last

Ever told your child,
We’ll do it tomorrow?
And in your haste,
not see his sorrow?

Ever lost touch,
Let a good friendship die
‘Cause you never had time
To call and say “Hi”?

You’d better slow down
Don’t dance so fast
Time is short
The music won’t last

When you run so fast to get somewhere
You miss half the fun of getting there.
When you worry and hurry through your day,
It is like an unopened gift….Thrown away…

Life is not a race.
Do take it slower
Hear the music
Before the song is over.

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