At every doctor visit you are probably encouraged to be active and exercise. Cancer can significantly affect your ability to exercise but it is not impossible to develop or maintain an exercise regimen. There are plenty of different options when it comes to physical activity whether it is a high intensity workout, weight training, or something lower intensity, such as walking. If you want to start something new we always recommend that you consult your doctor to make sure it’s appropriate for you, given your diagnosis and treatment. Here is some advice from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network when you start/continue an exercise regimen:
There is significant research that shows that exercise provides benefits in quality of life as well as in muscular and aerobic fitness for people with cancer both during and after treatment and does not cause harm.
We encourage you to check out our Qi Gong class facilitated by Grand Master Wei Zhong Tang. Grand Master Tang Wei-Zhong has practiced Qi Gong for over 40 years. He is a former member of the World Qi Gong Healing Association and he is a former Qi Gong Tui Na healer at the Shanghai Qi Gong Rehabilitation Center in Shanghai, China. Qi Gong promotes healing, mental health and clarity. It uses gentle in-place movements and breathing techniques to engage the mind/body connection. Some patients find participating in a group helps you commit to a regular practice.