Surviving After Cancer Treatment
Studies have shown that Sarcoma Cancer patients will develop chronic illnesses, like kidney failure and type 2 diabetes after surviving cancer treatment. Making positive lifestyle choices after surviving Sarcoma Cancer treatment could prevent cancer from returning.
Make an effort to manage potential (or current) health issues by following these simple suggestions to improve your overall health and well-being after cancer, such as:
- Incorporate more fresh, organic fruits and veggies
- Get moving with safe (physician approved) activities
- Do not abuse alcohol or tobacco products
- Manage stress and keep a clear mind
Add back those fruits, and physical activities to regain the strength that treatment has taken from you. Make sure that the food that goes into your body is low-fat and organic. Milk, cheese, green leafy veggies, soybeans fish and bread are foods that contain loads of calcium and promote bone health. Click here for more information on Bone Health Foods. You do not want GMO’s and other harsh chemicals stirring up more trouble for you. Heart disease, obesity, and diabetes are risks that you may be able to avoid by choosing eating habits. Hydration is a key part of fascia and bone health within the body. It is recommended to consume around 100 – 120 ounces of water daily.
Physical activity will have you on the track to a healthy life during and after your cancer treatment:
- Take a “mind-break”
- Boost mood and overall self-esteem
- Manage weight
- Increase muscle strength
- Make your heart happy
Reduce some of the unwanted side-effects of Sarcoma Cancer by adding physical activity to your daily routine
Cancer can leave you feeling sluggish, depressed, and wide awake late at night. We understand that you may not feel up to the task, but know that exercise is a great solution to reduce these unwanted side effects of cancer.
- Start with just 10-15 minutes of walking a day. Build up from there!
- Exercise should be added to your daily routine: take the stairs, walk to work, and park in the back of the parking lot when going to the grocery store.
- Get some support with an exercise buddy.
- Exercise in the evening, so you are tired before bed.
Due to the nature of Sarcoma Cancer, dehydration or disease state of connective tissue in the body, exercise for those affected is quite the challenge. The body relies on fascia to provide efficient movement without any unnecessary compression for the body to move collaboratively. For fascia to be consistent and stimulated, stretching and exercise must occur.
People with Sarcoma Cancer should not practice exercise routines that are standard for those who do not have Sarcoma Cancer as connective tissue within the body is compromised. Sarcoma patients and survivors will benefit more from activities that stretch out tight areas which will release tension from the tumor such as yoga, myofascial stretching, strength training, and endurance training.
These activities are great to improve mobility and functional capacity within the body for anyone, but especially those looking to take the first leap towards a healthier “you” during or after cancer treatments. Read more on “Exercise for Sarcoma Patients” by clicking here. As always, it’s essential to seek out help from your physician before starting a new diet or exercise routine.
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