Stretching exercises

Today, the treatment of cancer does not only focus on conventional treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation. Modern medical professionals now looking into various approach in helping cancer patients manage pain, exhaustion and to strengthen the body for a good quality of life.

Stretching exercises is a crucial part in managing patients’ stress and can help prevent depression that can occur during the course of cancer treatment. They give patients a better chance of recovery and also act as a good starting point for a healthy body.

 

Physical wellbeing

Cancer treatments can cause physical problems. Managing physical wellbeing can reduce cancer-related problems, improve health and functional abilities. Conventional treatment for cancer includes surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and gene therapy can cause physical problems, such as:

• Loss of endurance
• Loss of bone density
• Difficulty walking
• Loss of balance
• Weight gain
• Mental function
• Heart problems
• Pain
• Numbness in feet and hands
• Swelling of lymph nodes
• Swelling of body parts
• Muscle weakness
• Joint stiffness
• Fatigue

Cancer can really mess up one’s physical condition. Effective stretching exercises can help break that burdensome chain that it brings into one’s life. The ultimate aim is to enjoy well-balanced quality life, with time for daily activities and pleasure plus the resilience to meet any health challenges head on.

How can a Physical Wellbeing Help?

Managing one’s physical wellbeing can help with pre and post conditions, for example surgery. Doing so, can help improve the following:

• Comfort and wellbeing
• Aerobic capacity
• Bone density
• Manage any swelling
• Improve healing of surgical sites
• Manage body weight
• Mind function
• Daily activities of living
• Movement and flexibility
• Strength and coordination
• Body balance
• Improve moods

Side effects of cancer treatment may be reduced or prevented by:

• Staying active daily
• Health food intake and nutrition
• Avoiding too much bedrest
• Participating in activities and exercises that you like to do
• Practice mind and emotional management (to be discussed further below)

Conclusion

Cancer can really mess up one’s physical condition. Effective stretching exercises can help break that burdensome chain that it brings into one’s life. The ultimate aim is to enjoy well-balanced quality life, with time for daily activities and pleasure plus the resilience to meet any health challenges head on.

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