Thursday, April 18, 2013

For your health....

A gal emailed me a short time ago and shared some info with me that I think is pretty important when it comes to your health.

A little about this gal.....Melanie is currently a Master's student with a passion that stems from her grandmother's cancer diagnosis. She often highlights the great benefits of alternative nutritional, emotional, and physical treatments on those diagnosed with cancer or other serious illness.  In her spare time, you can find Melanie trying new vegan recipes, on her yoga mat, or spending time with her family.

Take it away Melanie....
The article below is about the benefits of fitness and eating healthy during and after a diagnosis of any kind of cancer. Each different cancer has its limitations, but if one can keep a healthy body, they can have a better chance to overcome this awful disease.

Fitness Schedules Benefit People with Cancer

Planning a fitness schedule can be a challenge for anyone, but it is often especially challenging for people who have cancer.  If you have been diagnosed with cancer and you are interested in learning about holistic approaches to wellness that will help you to remain strong and fit while you go through radiation treatments and surgeries, getting active and making a fitness plan will help to increase your chances of success.  Not only can embracing a fitness lifestyle make you feel better and help you to fight fatigue, you will also raise your confidence levels knowing you are taking proactive measures to guard and protect your health.

Make a Fitness Plan That Works for You

If you are facing a cancer diagnosis, it is important not to waste any time in creating a fitness schedule that works for you.  Each person who faces cancer is dealing with a different type of physical health state, energy level, comfort level and pain level.  You may find it necessary to create a fitness plan that you can slowly increase in duration and intensity over time.  

For many cancer patients, a light fitness plan that allows flexibility for frequent rests is ideal until the person begins to gain more strength and higher levels of energy.  It is important to consult with a doctor before beginning a regular workout schedule to make sure you will be enhancing your health and not harming it.

Slow and Easy Activities That Make a Difference

People who deal with breast cancer or even mesothelioma frequently experience severe bouts of fatigue. Exercising three times a week or more can be helpful in replacing the fatigue with more energy.  Walking with a friend through a neighborhood park is just one example of a healthy activity that will increase your endurance and help to provide you with a positive way to relieve anxiety and to calm mood swings.

According to Stanford Medicine Cancer Institute, not only is exercise ideal for increasing energy, it also helps to reduce symptoms that include diarrhea, heart disease, depression, poor blood circulation and overall physical functioning.  Engaging in fun activities such as the ones mentioned above, and other entertaining physical activities, is a good way to take a stance against cancer and the symptoms that are commonly associated with the disease.

Melanie, thanks so much for sharing this information with me & all the readers out there! If you want to learn more about Melanie or read more from her, just click HERE

1 comment:

  1. Wow that is a very interesting read!
    Love this post Morgan, as someone with a health problem and also trying to lose weight this was a great read for me!
    Love Gi