Exercise is basic in treatment vs cancer

According to a study conducted by researchers of the American College of Sports Medicine in Britain, revealed that people who are undergoing treatment against the Cancer , they must practice between two and two and a half hours exercise a week, to optimize their quality of life.

The study entitled: To move more, says that of the two million survivors of Cancer , in the United Kingdom, close to 1 million 600 thousand are not active enough.

The recommendation is that adult patients and survivors of this condition perform 150 minutes of physical activity , of moderate intensity a week, because the exercise is safe during and after most types of treatment Cancer .

The information published in the New York Times, clarifies that being active helps to overcome the consequences of this disease, such asfatigue , loss of appetite , stress , depression , anxiety , blood clots and loss of bone density.

During the treatment, the new decalogue prescribes to avoid the long periods of time one rests and clarifies that thephysical activity , although it is minimal, it is much better than nothing.


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On the other hand, Jo Forster , in charge of Physical Activity in MacMillan Cancer Support , one of the most important institutions in Great Britain whose mission is to improve the lives of patients with Cancer , he said for an interview with BBC World that "for most people who live with this disease or who have survived it, they have no problems to gradually increase the level of physical activity, but there are precautions to follow."

Among them, he cited as an example a person suffering from bone metastasis (cancer spread to the bones) or risk ofosteoporosis (brittle bones): "They should avoid the activities of much contact or where there is too much impact".

Similarly, someone who has a loss of Red blood cells or who feels an exacerbation of the symptoms, they should avoid practicing high intensity exercises:

"The safety of this training will depend on the physical state in which the person was before being diagnosed, the type of Cancer and treatment, the side effects of the latter, the symptoms and the age of the patient, "Forster reiterated.

Remember that before making any exercise , it is necessary that you consult your oncologist, so that he authorizes you to practice the sports activity of your preference and achieve the maximum benefits for your health.

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