Feel Better About Your Cancer By Exercising By David Haas


This is a guest post by David Haas, who kindly volunteered to present his thoughts on the important issue of the benefits of exercise for the cancer patient. It is a real pleasure to host this essay, which is exactly in line with the goal of this blog to help people with health challenges to incorporate exercise into their life for better health. Thank you, David:

Feel Better About Your Cancer By Exercising

David Haas

Cancer is a vicious, strenuous and difficult disease to go through. It weakens the immune system and makes the body feel worn out and exhausted. Sometimes it can be so hard to battle, that it can be difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel. But it is important to stay strong and continue being active. Sitting around in your house all day will not get you through the challenges of fighting back cancer.

Whether a victim was just diagnosed with cancer or is currently undergoing treatment, physical activity should be encouraged within their everyday lives. Even though exercise may not cure cancer, it will improve energy levels to keep fighting back your disease. Exercise will also combat fatigue, reduce weight gain and improve results of surgery.

Physical activity can also lift one’s mood and spirit. For example, if you are going through mesothelioma treatment, doing physical activity like running or swimming can make a victim feel good about their self-image again. By focusing on an activity, it can help a person battling cancer by getting their mind off the deadly disease that is currently controlling their life.

The best way to motivate yourself to regularly exercise is to do physical activities you enjoy. For example, if a person doesn’t like running on the treadmill at the gym, do something else that you actually enjoy. On the other side, if you enjoy walking your dog, try to walk him for 30 minutes each day around your neighborhood. Also, do not be afraid to try physical activities you are not used to such as rock climbing or riding a bike. Make sure to always bring a bottle of water with you when exercising and to take breaks when tired. Before you begin any exercise regimen, it is important to talk to your doctor about it first. He will help you choose which exercise regimen is best suited for you.

Even though nobody deserves to have a terrible disease like cancer, you can’t go back in time and change your fate. All you can do is continue to be active and fight your disease as best as you can.



  1. “Marx brothers’ intervention” is another way to go, too.


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Disclaimer: As a veterinarian, I do not provide medical advice for human animals. If you undertake or modify an exercise program, consult your medical advisors before doing so. Undertaking activities pursued by the author does not mean that he endorses your undertaking such activities, which is clearly your decision and responsibility. Be careful and sensible, please.