Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Hey guys, so admittedly it has been awhile since my last post but frankly I have been: to a wedding, working a steady job and managing to be consistent with my gym sessions and as such had little choice in the matter. That being said, my current weight is 206lbs and I am expecting to break through the 205 milestone this week, embarking on the last stretch to 200lbs. This is a massive milestone for myself because I very distinctly remember that  in the summer before I began the sixth grade, I weighed in at 200lbs. Getting beneath this weight will add yet another monolith of inspiration that will prevent myself from quitting the gym.

But enough about myself, at the request of David Hass, today this blog will be hosting content that I have not created and is completely of David's doing. The following writeup should serve as a reinforcing of the many positive benefits of training one's person.

Healing Exercises for People with Cancer
Patients who are undergoing treatment for mesothelioma and other forms of cancer can greatly benefit by staying physically active. The American Association for Cancer Research conducted a study, which found that regular exercise increases a cancer patient’s chances of survival.
Studies have found that regular physical activity reduces pain, thrombosis, fatigue, neuropathy, and emotional stress. Another benefit is that it improves the overall quality of life for cancer patients.
Consult a Physician
If you are currently receiving treatment for cancer, talk with your physician before starting any fitness routine. Your physician can tell you which exercises will be the most beneficial and which exercises should be avoided. This is very important because certain exercises can be dangerous.
Certain cancer treatments, such chemotherapy and radiation, can cause undesirable side effects. If experiencing nausea or pain, get those discomforts treated first. Your physician may also prescribe medication to help you feel better.  
Fitness Safety Tips
Exercise can help cancer patients, but only if done properly. According to the American Cancer Society, patients who have low blood counts should avoid rigorous exercises. All cancer patients should avoid uneven surfaces and should not do too many weight bearing exercises due to the risk of falling. Falling can be especially dangerous for patients who are taking blood thinners as complications could arise.
Stretching is definitely recommended for cancer patients. These exercises are simple and ideal for people who are not yet ready for more strenuous routines. Increasing flexibility can help cancer patients maintain their motility.
Aerobic Workouts
Aerobic exercises can help patients feel better while they are undergoing treatment. Activities may include biking, brisk walking, and dancing. Intense or moderate activities can all help in a patient’s fight against cancer. These activities also shed excess weight and increase lean muscle mass.
Weight Lifting
Lifting weights can help cancer patients increase their muscle mass. This is very important, since many cancer patients lose some muscle, and gain fat during treatment. It also helps increase bone density. This is another major benefit for people who have cancer, because many patients lose a significant amount of bone density from undergoing chemotherapy treatments.
Balancing Exercises
Certain medications can impair a patient’s balance and result in falling becoming a major concern for many. The bone loss they experience from chemotherapy can increase the risk for bone breaks and fractures. One balancing exercise involves walking with one foot directly in front of another. Pretend like you are walking on a tightrope. Another way to improve balance is to stand on one leg for 60 seconds and then switch to the other leg.

Such is the end of David's lovely article, anyone desiring to read more articles of such quality should definitly make their way over to his blog.

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