Jul 11, 2010 - 8:21 am
There have been a few recent studies that have shown that moderate exercise during treatment can be quite beneficial to those going through this ordeal of ours. Moderate exercise being defined as 20-30 minutes / day of walking, yoga, easy bike riding etc. A couple of points I noted from these studies: There is less fatigue experienced in those that continue moderate exercise. Appetite is increased somewhat. There are less severe side effects during treatment.
Myself, I have always been a jogger, swimmer, sports enthusiast. I have continued to try and walk 30-45 minutes each morning (not always, sometimes its raining here pretty hard!). So far, with 15 Rads remaining and 1 more chemo, I am not feeling too bad....yet.
So my question to my fellow travelers is what was your routine during your treatment? Did you try and exercise? Did you feel it helped? Some of us have had an easier journey than others, could moderate exercise be part of that? Please, comments are welcome from one and all.