Until now, not many of those who are sick with cancer and especially those who did not touch this evil, know how positively affect fitness for the disease.

Now I can say with confidence that fitness – it’s one of the best medicines. This was proved by the data of numerous studies conducted since the early 1980s in different countries, with different groups of patients, both the early and the late stages of cancer. As well as research aims to examine the likelihood of developing cancers when exercising. Not all of the results were identical. But impressive is the fact that none of the studies had not given a negative result.

Positive effect

What improvements give the exercise in cancer patients?

There is evidence that people do not neglect regular activity, the average life expectancy increases after diagnosis. Those patients who achieve success on the road every day to overcome yourself, and experience less haggard. Gone nausea. Improved digestion and, consequently, the output from the body of harmful elements appearing when the reception of many drugs. It supports normal muscle system (and in fact after chemotherapy uncommon muscle atrophy), weight, physical capabilities. Strengthens the immune system, opposes additional disease that weakens the already struck by the body. Significantly improved psychological state, reduced depression so common, even among people with pre-shot diagnosis “cancer.” All this eventually affects positively the quality and lifetime, no matter how much it was not a person is metered.

The dosage recommended by the load, not only after initial treatment, but also directly during chemotherapy. Yes, the “chemistry” is often accompanied by debilitating chronic fatigue syndrome, when it seems that no matter what neither the strength nor the desire. But we must realize that a permanent peace and an additional sleep, not only did not get rid of fatigue, even at the time, but, on the contrary, make it worse, deprive the body of natural forces to fight the disease. Moreover, physically inactive patients, chronic fatigue syndrome persists and after chemotherapy. It turns out a kind of vicious circle: the problems of transition in the chronic stage, undermines not only the physical and mental health of the patient, but also his social activism. This, in particular, the report said scientists at the recent 29th Congress of Vsegermanskogo cancer. Physical activity becomes officially recognized as a supportive cancer therapy.

Recommendations from Lily Richter

Sporting load should begin only after consultation with a physician and under professional supervision. To begin, it is desirable as early as possible, ideally – immediately after diagnosis, if a person is not trained up to this point. Optimally combining sport, supports endurance (exercise bike, walking) and gymnastics (exercises on coordination, strength training, stretching).
It is best to deal with a personal trainer or specialized groups. But also you should try at least a little to increase its motor activity: try to walk as much as possible, if only for the corridors and stairways, do not spend all the time in bed – it just will involve you in a vicious circle of chronic exhaustion.

Even while in the hospital and with the lack of employment opportunities need to find ways to, for example, buy a simple simulator in the form of latex tape or mini-stepper. Do gymnastics, stretching, relaxation exercises, massage. Home can buy an exercise bike, and often just go for a walk, jog. In no case did not avoid the usual homework related to physical activity, as it is in moderation only benefit health.

Chemotherapy, provoking failures heart rate, it is necessary to abandon the activity on the day of, in any case – for six hours immediately after the procedure. Also, you should restrict the movement in the negative impact of medications on the kidney. If any of pain exercises should be interrupted! It is important to realize that the sport does not replace the basic therapy. Be sure to dispense the types and intensity of the loads are thoroughly consult a specialist.

Breast Cancer

The most impressive results of research on breast cancer – Regular metered training reduces the likelihood of relapse by 40% (data Nurses Health Study). Final confirmation of the data are considered to reduce the frequency of the primary as well as recurrent breast cancer in women who exercise regularly. 3-5 hours of physical activity per week, significantly reduces the likelihood that the most common among the poor half of humanity cancer. Also noticeable effect studies and already existing cancer: results of basic, medical treatment while much improved, increasing the ability of bone marrow cells to regenerate, which is very important in chemical and radiation therapy, which may then be carried out more consistently and rapidly. For classes recommended to choose such kinds of sports where there is no danger of falling, sudden movements, collisions. Optimal “soft” sports like yoga, fitness, swimming, cycling.

The complex of Lily Richter

Before performing this complex warm-up, 5 minutes walking or bike.
Next, do a warm-up, easy stretch and start training.

  • Exercise 1
    We need to try to use his hand to the operated side by soft rhythmic movements: for example, to reduce and raise his hands above his head.
  • Exercise 2
    Squats. Feet shoulder width apart. Squat as if you want to sit on a chair. The knees should not extend beyond the level of the toe and the heel is not off the floor. At the time of the squat hands pull ahead. Or is focused to maintain the arms of the body (table, chair or wall).
  • Exercise 3
    Gluteal bridge. Lying on your back, legs bent at the knees, arms extended along the body. Rip basin floor is delayed for a second and slowly lower.
  • Exercise 4
    Lunges ago. Find the focus, where you can maintain the housing body. The original standing position, then perform a step back, put your foot on the toe and sit down so that both knees are at 90 degrees. Returns to the starting position and do a step backwards is another foot.
  • Exercise 5
    Press “bicycle”. Starting position: lying on his back, arms at your sides. Slowly tear off his feet off the floor and perform a movement as if you were pedaling a bicycle.

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