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*** GET MEDICAL OK AND ONGOING SUPPORT BEFORE STARTING ANY EXERCISE PROGRAM, I did ***
*** DO YOUR STRETCHES BEFORE AND AFTER ALL WALKING, other exercises do relevant ****
*** AT THE END OF THIS POST IS A SUMMARY OF OTHER POST THAT MAYBE OF INTEREST ****

The American Cancer Society now recommends exercise and diet, at last after about 18 months of sharing my passion for survival of which exercise is the key part, closely followed by diet, meditation and lifestyle.

I am focused on weight training to build muscle mass and yoga to improve flexiblity and blood flow with a strict vegan diet full of plant based protein, carbs and nutrients to allow me to gain weight, ie muscle and have improving health despite positive cancer markers.

The exercise strategy is always trying to work in interval training to get the anaerobic cell cycle. i still hope we will be the fittest group of cancer survivors on the planet. we may also be the longest living with the grace of god.

its a beautiful life, and most mornings i exercise after my daily supplements before breakfast. "Just do it" if you can, any exercise is positive even if its just deep breathing or a walk up the stairs.

Join us Walking, Swimming, Cycling, Weights, Paddling, Jogging and get SURVIVAL BOOST
post 1 had 147 posts.
post 2 had 112 posts,
post 3 had 87 posts,
post 4 had 95 posts
post 5 had 88 posts,
post 6 had 75 posts,

This post started out as walking, but we are an open minded bunch and now we have many exercise types listed in the title. Just move if you can.

We also have the unique 100,000km 30 year clinical trial being run here. will anyone make this target, dare is say even earlier than 30 years. It would be just so amazing. Obviously we will all have to live that long to get an invite to the party.

In Sydney Australia, sylvania to sutherland. Bottle and all.
This is the walking post. I am walking to the naturopath right now.
I feel fine, with energy just bad diarrhea. Its good having a bag, I don't have to find a tree anymore. haha

If you have some energy and are well come for a walk with me today. A walk around the world if you will for 10 minutes to 5 hours whatever you can manage. going to do this everyday.

I used to hear " an apple a day keeps the doctor away "

Now I say to myself " a walk a day keeps the monster away"

search on exercise colorectal and recurrance, for details.

come on couch potatoes up and addem and move.

love to all,

Pete

ps I am out the door right now.

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/prevention/physicalactivity
1. What is the relationship between physical activity and colon cancer risk?
Colorectal cancer has been one of the most extensively studied cancers in relation to physical activity, with more than 50 studies examining this association. Many studies in the United States and around the world have consistently found that adults who increase their physical activity, either in intensity, duration, or frequency, can reduce their risk of developing colon cancer by 30 to 40 percent relative to those who are sedentary regardless of body mass index (BMI), with the greatest risk reduction seen among those who are most active (3–7). The magnitude of the protective effect appears greatest with high-intensity activity, although the optimal levels and duration of exercise are still difficult to determine due to differences between studies, making comparisons difficult. It is estimated that 30 to 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per day is needed to protect against colon cancer (6, 7). It is not yet clear at this time whether physical activity has a protective effect for rectal cancer, adenomas, or polyp recurrence (3).
Physical activity most likely influences the development of colon cancer in multiple ways. Physical activity may protect against colon cancer and tumor development through its role in energy balance, hormone metabolism, insulin regulation, and by decreasing the time the colon is exposed to potential carcinogens. Physical activity has also been found to alter a number of inflammatory and immune factors, some of which may influence colon cancer risk.

SUMMARY OF RELEVANT AND SUPPORTING POSTS
http://csn.cancer.org/node/231364 too much exercise is bad, moderate is great for immune
http://www.lef.org/news/LefDailyNews.htm?NewsID=11846&Section=DISEASE&utm_source=DHB_111104&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Disease&utm_content=Body+ContinueReading&utm_campaign=DailyHealthBulletin
http://csn.cancer.org/node/224511 About benefits of walking for recently diagnosed ???
http://csn.cancer.org/node/224351 Exercise Discussion and Sharing Information with Your Medical Team
http://csn.cancer.org/node/224056 UPDATED "put up or shut up" I have made the core argument clearer I hope SUGAR
http://csn.cancer.org/node/223615 good news on crc prevention for our families and friends
http://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-08/vdio-ctv081611.php# new research vitamin D
http://csn.cancer.org/node/229808#comment-1153284 yoga discussion and practice and research

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i have been exercising most days, and some days i do a double up.
tomorrow i hope to day yoga and body building.

i have not been posting as much as i spend most of my time exercising, juicing, doing supplements or meditating and in my spare time i have some fun. so the exercise post has been having a bit of a rest. also for the last few months i have been away camping and on vegan retreats so i have been off the air with regard exercise.

i have a new secret weapon to improve my exercise, its visualisation. so i look at a big hill and i say i can run up that sucker. sooner or later i get to the top. i am doing the same very tricky yoga positions. visualising doing back aches, and head stands. the visualisation is easy as most of the girls in my yoga class are lovelly they are upside down. only yoga junkies will appreciate this. i highly recommend yoga, the bare foot thing has really helped with my neuropathy. my feet are almost normal, almost! i have lost so much flexibility, in many of the positions it looks like i am not even trying. it would make a really funny video, to see whateveryone else does and then what i can get to. also my bulging hernia almost makes me look pregnant and the wind well thats another challenge. when they redid my plumbing they stuffed up the gas values.

after yoga i do about a 30 minute steam bath and have about 4 cold showers to break this up. trying the hot and cold therapy to stimulate the immune system. time permitting.

tomorrow at 6 am i will sneak in another yoga and at 10am i meet guy, a legend. he was the state champion body builder a few years ago, he is a vegan and is very kindly training me for free, so far. he is a saint. he heard my oncs comment about loosing weight on the vegan diet.

well i think it was like a red flag to a bull. gaining muscle over the next 3 months is a key personal goal. i will prove i can be healthy on this vegan diet and gain muscle and most importantly strength. not just in body, but in purpose, in mind. When my muscles are completely exhuasted and guy says 4 more big fella. I ask myself a simple question in my head "do i want to live ?" he has not questioned my commitment. i don't intend to give him the chance either.

the key strategy for muscle builidng is i eat protein before the workout and straight after and i have an afternoon nap and a good sleep every night. i image the muscle crushing any little tumours trying to pop out here of there.

so yoga improves your flexibility, its helped mine alot. it also i think helps your mind to be more flexible. i am so flexible i can twist enough to inject myself in the butt, so i can leave my daughter alseep now days and do it myself. i am still shooting up on steroids, only joking. only artemissinin. i figured i would get an extra shot in tonight as i am doing my markers tomorrow morning and i have been slack at doing this of late.

given its really late now, i want be getting up at 6am to do yoga. i have spent more time here on csn 128 then in the last month, but i wanted to get some ideas shared and keep the exercise post rolling along.

anyone else exercising

hugs,
pete

ps rely on your own advice, i am just sharing what i am doing.

pps every breathe is an exercise, you have all been doing with cancer for many breathes now. try a few deep breathes if you can. some alternative radicals have dared to suggest oxygen may have a role in keeping us alive and killing our cancers. use google if interested in this. in my books i have decided to just keep breathing despite the fact my onc has not sanctioned this therapy. JOKE.

ppps pepe are you out there mate ? sorry i have been a bit slack posting with this

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Pete-
Your posts are energetic!!
Thank you for sharing what is working for you. I believe we can all benefit from exercising, meditating,and eating healthier food choices.
My next door neighbor has inspired me more to read labels and we both try to incorporate more dark greens and colorful veggies in our diet as well as watch the glycemic levels. She takes a multitude of nutrients and periodically see's a nutritionist.
She inspires me as well.

Does anyone know of a current cancer exercise book? It seems the ones I have found are outdated but theory still applies.

My form of exercise (for now) is walking. Some days are better then others. I
am slowly doing more in the house and using stretch bends.
Visualizing is important for me to push myself to make the distance.
I must get in shape because work is calling my name very soon.

Thanks for reminding us how important it is to care for ourselves even if we have to take it a little slower. :-)
Barb

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slower is good also, all we can do is whats right for us.
i just wish its was not so hard to find whats right for us.

off to yoga tomorrow morning.

my muscle coach has said i am only allowed to walk, any aerobic will slow the muscle building process. as he is coaching me for free i am doing exactly what he advises.

i hope you have a good walk.

hugs,
pete

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I am using some 3 lb. Weights and trying to get a routine. Baby steps. LOL

Besides the body needing this it helps my mind too!
Yes, its the new normal we are all seeking?

Thanks for keeping us all motivated! :-)
Hugs-Barb

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Exercise is so therapeutic mentally as well as physical. All my troubles go away when i am mountain biking and i feel like i am in total control of my body. It is my way of fighting back.

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This weekend if weather allows will walk lots in the beach, promise it!
Not done many exercise lately due to my diarrhea cursed by FOLFOX. now I'm off for a while so got the chance to start again!
Hugs!

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Consider LOMOTIL to control the diarrhea. It sure works for me. I can still remember when it was an adventue to go for the mail ( Box at end of driveway)

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I walked/ran a 5K this morning. My second!

*Hugs*
Gail

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I've been slacking,and it shows. I tried on clothes yesterday, and it was quite sad. So today I left my shiny red car at home and walked to work!

*hugs*
Gail

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did a good easy yoga this morning and 30 minutes steam bath with 5 cold showers while meditating. that the hot cold immune stimulating therapy i was taught on the health retreat. doing that twice a week.

as muscle building is the priority at the moment, i am not doing anarobic except on weight training days.

so we are all moving our bodies, you guys motivate me as well, so thanks.

especially those on chemo, go pepe go. sorry pepe but take the wipes with you when you walk.

try and find selcude bush spots to hike in, and if it happens well smile. shiit happens they say, its just way to often when you got crc or not at all.

remember the post last year, i was crapping by the side of the road in fiji and this old guy on a horse rode past, he did not even smile. maybe he was blind.

at least when i was folfocked ( i hope you no what that means ) i was bagged. that made the walking with diarrhea easier in a practical sense.

gail, that shiny red car sounds lovelly. glad you gave it a rest and gave yourself the workout. you need it more than the car. actually its a win win when you rest it.

thanks jeff, he need all the positive examples here. we are aleady probably the healthiest bunch of cancer patients on the planet. now thats something to be proud of, i am.

hugs,
pete

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Danker is Lomitol different then immodium. I had diarrhea so bad from the irrinotecan this week i had to go to the hospital to get iv fluids. Immodium didnt help no matter how much i took.

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jeff,

sorry to hear about the iv fluids in hospital, i had the same when on folfox with the bag.

well that drove to naturopath that actually got my onto a naturopathic gut rebuild program, that i think worked. i had very little diarrhea after trying natural remedies.

just a suggestion, i felt great during chemo and never missed a beat. i attribute it to diet, naturopathic gut suppport and exercise and juicing and supplements.

just some suggestions.

hugs,
pete

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Yes!!! LOMOTIL is much stonger than immodium. You need a Drs prescription for it. The pills are so tiny, yet 2 or 3 will always stop the runs. Good luck!!

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First Qigong and yoga combination class

i have found a more healing spiritual yoga based on qigong.

its less intense physically ( which suits the muscle building coachs advice )
its focuses on moving the qigong energy balls around using yoga poses.

i did pretty well and fitted right in. i might be going back 3 times a week.

I have been studying qigong wednesday nights but i have been struggling to get the daily practice done, pretty well overloaded with theory.

anyway now i have found a great combo class that pretty unique i think.

funny how the universe provides what we need.

i hope today was a good day for exercise, if not then its probably been a good day for rest.

for me the trick is to get both done in the same day.

hugs,
pete

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have a look at the utube video, its aimed at improving flexibility. something like yoga with movement.

i feels so right and it will be the best 15 i spend each day, my joints need this.

day by day i get healthier and healthier.

https://rmaxinternational.3dcartstores.com/Intu-Flow-2-DVD-Set_p_171.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0aIuCIpEbk

anyone else exercising ?

hugs,
pete

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Today I may ride my bike. Trying to get the courage.
If not, I'll walk....

Have been adding flex bands and 6 lb. weights for arm exercises e/am.

It's very warm today so I need to get scooting.

I will try to check this U tube.

The exercise helps so much after these surgeries.

Before my diagnosis in Sept. I had been a regular a
on the elliptical....

Thanks for the motivating post. Exercise is good for the mind and soul too.
Haven't made time to meditate but I figure prayer counts!

Hugs all!

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have a bit of a sniffle,

so my trainer made the workout easier. no point stressing the body when its got a fight on its hands. the cold on top of cancer jezz.

hugs,
pete

ps anyone else doing some exercise, its proven to make you sexy!

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Hey Pete,

Thanks for the reminder. Beautiful day in Minnesota today...we have had lots of rain lately so nice to have the sun shining for a good long walk or bike ride. If the humidity starts up again here we just step outside and it feels like a sauna! Ha Ha

"Minnie"

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its lovelly here as well, enjoy your ride, the sauna outside, here its sunny but freezing.
kids sport for me today, no yoga.

daughter is doing netball, son soccer. i will just walk and rest.

making my son with a cough an orange, lemon, lime and ginger drink to get rid of his cough with a dash of magnesium oratate. experimenting on using my juicing on to help improve the kids health.

hugs,
pete

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Thanks for encouraging this. I agree exercise helps us in preparing for surgery, recovery, and reoccurence. I was in pretty good shape when first diagnosed but for past two years I've increased my exercise and improved my diet. So I'm in better shape for my next upcoming surgery. I walk 4 days a week, and lift 10 lb weights 3 times a week. I manage to do this modest stuff while working full-time. You don't need to overdue it. An added bonus is how this improves one's emotional and psychological health. Every little bit helps. Good health to all.

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everyday is a good day to exercise, its great to read what you have been doing. welldone.

the studies read great, they initially got me moving, but the reality of how good i feel, as you say makes all the difference.

for me it was exercise first and then i started to focus on my diet intensley.

you are so right, "every little bit helps" and every positive post here is an example of others to make the effort, to try and get an exercise habit going. it only takes 21 days to make a new habit, to grow the new neuronal patheways for exercise and prune away the brains couch potatoe paths.

its a lovelly wish, "good health to all" , mental , physical and even spiritual.

the not overdoing your limits is a great point, thats what my trainer pointed out yesterday for me. i still have the sniffles and my muscles have recovered well from yesterdays weights.

if its of an any help, my coach is obsessed with technique, having someone else to watch you do weights, to spot you, to check your posture well i would say its essential. no matter how good i think i am doing a routine, he always say shoulders down, or butt up. being guided, coached has made such a difference. then he always says "one more, you got one more have't you"

we have to protect our spine and good posture has been drummed into me. i am going to do an intu flow workout. look at my blog if you are interested on this, its on utube the intuflow workout, i purchased the dvd's but they have not arrived. its all about joints and flexibility. i do my intuflow in the kitchen.

hugs,
pete

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I was very fortunate that I have an oncologist that believes healthy eating and exercise is the best medicine to beat this disease! At our first meeting, he said first, don't stop working. Keeping an active normal life style will make your journey so much easier. Second, he said if you don't exercise start now! Schedule it and make sure it is an appointment you always keep. Ok, I wasn't that great about exercising before so I decided if I was going to start now I needed a goal so training for a marathon. Yes, I started my training at the exact time I started chemo! Third, make sure I was eating healthy. I cut out all processed food and as many toxins as I can. Overall my treatment has been easy! There have been a couple side issues not related to the cancer but other than those bumps I have not had nauseu or fatige so his plan must have been the right one for me!

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Chemo was on Wed. and it affects my legs but hoping to ride my bike and return to walking.

Baby steps, but trying to incorporate exercise with healing. :-)

So good for the mind too!

Barb

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it like it, hey thats how we started life way back when, for me that was 45 years ago.

baby steps work literally and figuratively.

if your body is suffering some post chemo protests, you may try some naturopathic basics. actually my first post 18 months ago was a walk to the naturopath about 10 kilometers away. hopefully your gut heals, if you legs are not good i would find out why, it maybe your gut. i am having a probiotic metagenics probex right now.

some electrolytes, some healthy juices and maybe your legs will be better, don't over do, but don't under do it either.

you are right about exercise being good for our mind, i would be locked away if i did not workout. i was so cranky and angry before i exercised regularly.

did you know that for severe depression, some enlightened shrinks get really depressed patients exercising 7 hours a day, yes 7 hours a day. colorectals need for recurrence prevention is just 27 met hours per week. thats about 4 45 minutes workouts on a treadmill.
that buys entry into the 75% recurrence prevention club. but that is an exclusive club that i still trying to join. when my cea is back to <3 i will resubmit my memebership.

i am aiming at an hour a day, of moderate sweating. but thats on hold while muscle building as i understand it, aerobic exercise is catabolic, ie uses protein from muscles. as i am protein challenged with digestive enzymes difficiencies i lipase specifically i kind of focus my diet on absorbing protein before and after workouts.

hugs,
pete

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If you watch the ads for various weight training equipment, the usually say "just an hour a day three times a week for 6 weeks." When I first started any muscle exercises, my peers said" start with light weights, do 3 sets of 10 repititions, When the 30th is as easy as the first, increase the weight. It will take 6 weeks at thee times a week to see any results. But then the muscles start getting bigger. Most people don;t continue for 6 weeks so never see any results. A lot of treadmills,etc. are now expensive cloths racks. Sticking with it provides magnificent results. LOL

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If you watch the ad for various exercise equipment, they usually say." just an hour a day 3 times aweeeek for 6 weeks." When I fisrt attemped weight training, my peers said" use light weights,3 sets of 10 repititions. When the 30th is as easy as the first, increase the weight." Your muscles don't increase in size until after 6 weeks of 3 times a week. You have to stick with it. I suspect there are a lot of
treadmill,etc, being used as clothes racks because their owners wouldn't keep it up for 6 weeks. Thus not seeing any results. Besided being rather healthy, it can evan be fun!! LOL

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the treadmill clothes rack, how true.

so i guess we could say, get your clothes of the treadmill and get onto it.

actually i get my clothes off often and have a look at my body and have a critical look at areas that can be improved. my scares and hernia always remind me of what a high price we pay to exist after playing the colorectal game of life. but i also see less fat, more muscles and i am encouraged.

great to here you have good results from the weights.

i am amazed just how lifting weights gets my heart really pumping. i put my sons hand on my chest yesterday, i said feel this.

exercise is fun, thats for making this key point. if its not fun then a few of us need to change what we are doing, we have so many choices. i might go for a surf this afternoon, the water will be cold.

then i get a hydrotherapy workout for free.

hugs,
pete

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i think you are one of the first to say in this post about your onc recommending exercise. oh my god you are lucky, your onc sounds great, i would stick with them.

one day the progressive onc will have treadmills in their offices, they will doing our consults while we walk. well maybe not, but if my onc had a treadmill, i would use it and chat to her while walking and talking.

the marathon goal is just fantastic, i did my first marathon a few months ago.

eating well and getting the toxins out, am i dreaming to here others here doing this now.
yes sweating is great, and well oxygenating our cells, what a great way to make our cancers life unpleasant.

your story sounds similar to mine, i hope you join us. post your exercise achievements.
i started this post series, when i started chemo as well, that was about 18 months ago.

its so simple, why do we actually have an amazing body if we don't use it. its designed to be used, in fact whats the point of living if we don't move our body around.

its a bit like renting an apartment , paying the rent and never using the apartment.

they say use it or loose it, maybe that applies especially to colorectals and exercise.

welcome, thanks for sharing your experience.

thanks for sharing the great news about your onc, he needs a pat on the back, to get that advice and for you to flow it is just fantastic.

great doctors conventional and alternative need recognition.

hugs,
pete

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A friend from work brought me fresh squeezed carrot and beet juice...

Protein challenged I am

Have many areas to work on

I am far from a marathon but certainly agree with exercising
and other disciplines mentioned.

Sweat. Sweat!

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replacing conventional hardcore yoga with qigong yoga combo focused on getting the qui moving and flexibility.
i am committed for 3 classes a week and have signed up to be trained as a trainer in this martial art style of yoga.
mr yang said when i am trained i can teach other cancer patients at his studios for free. he is another ungreedy old asian guy with lots of expertese. ever see the movie the kungfu kid. a bit like that.

i really really like it.

will still do weight training.

see the video on utube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p55CJhhAvbs

their website is broken for the time being, i will post more about this when i get some good links.
its a real world first, not to far from home, master yang, just came back from an american and european tour.

just google qigong and cancer and healing.

don't expect your onc to up on this one, my love affair with chinese culture and herbs continues.

hugs,
pete

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Cant keep up with u Pete!

How do you incorporate all these routines?

Its all good!

Thanks for sharing and motivating.... :-)

Barb!

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I make time. My health is my priority. I make sure i mountain bike and kayak at least 5 days a week.

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i did another very hard leg weightlifting session, to the point where you can hardly stand at the end.

i have a great coach, i got to sleep to build muscle.

now my weight is going up and the fat is going down. in the best shape of my life.

now i hope the weight increase is muscle not tumour!

only someone with crc can make that joke.

anyone else going for a walk or doing exercise ?

hugs,
pete

ps i am been weight training seriously for about 2 months, told the coach about some fused lower back discs today and let him feel the hernia defect. going to investigate if the weights i am lifting are bad for hernias. so its good to get medical advice about your exercise program.

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It's amazing what a world class vegan muscle building coach can get out of a cancer patient.
I can lift more than I realise especially with help , support and guidance and praise. Funny we get all those good things here on can from each other.
Having a fiesta and then stretch and Qigong class tonight. Martial arts is the way to go .

I got the intu flow DVD from Scott Sonnar, and am starting it slowly. The theory of intu flow to get joints moving is so health giving, it's so simple.

Hugs,
Pete

Ps barb re time, I cheat, I have a twin.
I post while in sauna and on vit c. I eat breaky in the sauna. I talk to Guy while working out, I gave him copies of alt test results Inc iga, fatty acids, heavy metals, Advanced poo tests. Now I meditate 40 min while iv c drip finishe's, then I will sleep, then get the kids, bake an organic cake, feed and hug kids, walk the dog and do classes. All focused and peaceful with an appreciation of joy.

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Bike riding 30 mo. 's and/or walking. Been in the 90's here but have managed go get out early in am
Using stretch bands but need to step it up more w/weights for back and arms.
Almost ready to practice putting......

Going to pull supplements together and keep a chart.
May help my progress!

Thanks for the motivation all!

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these weight training sessions are sessional, very relaxing but difficult.

i really put my mind into the exercises, its a very calming kind of intense activity, that requires lots of focus.

its so good to have a great trainer. i have tried weight training before but gotten limited results, now its really working.

i was even using the visualisation techniques to mentally practice lifting the heaviest weight i have lifted so far.

doing dead lifts and lat pull downs.
actually getting some noticable muscle growth.
this has shown up in the creatin in my last bloods.

so to build muscle, i must be getting protein to the muscles, i must be absorbing the protein from the diet.

anyone else exercising, its so good for health and may help with our cancer treatments, but ask your medical professional.even a walk is a good start, but walking is contra indicated if you are trying to build muscle mass. google catabolic versus anabolic metabolism if you are interested.

hugs,
pete

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a lovelly morning of yoga and gigong and a relaxing , healing day with some sunbaking.
hugs,
pete

ps my exercise tip, is if your not well don't exercise!

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Hi Pete:
I haven't been consistent with the weights but I know its so important. My arms are weak from none use/no lifting since my surgery. I have been walking but I was in the south helping my mom after her knee surgery and it was so hot and humid outside.

I noticed some ads for qigong and am going to check this out as well as your google suggestion.

I walk on day four after my lovely oxalyp. infusion My legs feel very weak the first couple of days.

It makes a big difference to even be active! Hope I can get to class schedule for yoga by August.

Thanks for the update and I"d like to hear how others work in exercise w/chemo, etc., if feeling well

Thanks Pete for inspiring us and sending energy!!!

Barb

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Some yoga, some bicycling. Yesterday went kayaking, and next week (yes, mid-July) I'll be back on the ice for a curling tournament in Cape Cod! The Summer 'Spiel! 3 days of beach and ice, and not just in drinks (odd combo, but tons of fun!)

Alice

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i love your picture alice, tons of fun is how exercise is supposed to me.

so tonight i did another qigong yoga combo, its actually a form of moving mediation that i am getting into, as you get more experience with the moves they become more automatic, your focus less and relax and your awareness becomes more expansive.

so you get energy healing, stetching, some strength and meditation. now thats a seriously healthy combo.

now dear barb, doing exercise and chemo and bottles, well even walking is a challenge when you have a bag and or diarrhea. but just take it one step at a time.haha!!!

walking is good for cardio and circulation and companionship.

to keep and build muscle well resistance training is the word. i have a greater trainer and have done what he said, it works. but i am getting the rest he said, i am doing the diet he recommended. if you want to keep and or build muscle its the combo of resistance training, sleep, rest, diet. now diet then gets into bcaa's and protein powder. you might need some stomach acid boosting and digestive enzymes as well. its a slippery slope, all our biologies are so different. just goodluck exercising and having fun is the key. i love to hear about your adventures on the otherside of the planet.

how are you going pepe ? its been a while, can we go for a walk together ?
i still am getting over this flu bug.

hugs,
pete

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I am getting the hang of moving these energy balls around.
alot easier than the weightlifting.

been resting and getting over this flu, its almost cleared.

anyone else exercising!

hugs,
pete

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90 min of hell. Over my flu.
It's warm and sunny here,

Anyone else working out?

Hugs,
Pete

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Anyone else exercising ?
Have a look at the other exercise post by the other Peter.

Maybe Peter means exercise in another language.

If you have lost Hope, read the science and get moving.

Something is better than nothing.

A walk in the sun will raise your spirits, oxygenate your blood and give you the best survival odds.

Hugs,
Pete

Ps a very big Thankyou to all the contributions to the walking post.
I have shared my passion for exercise, I used to get lots of support from others replies here now my personal weight trainer is my motivator
Now that exercise and diet are almost mainstream, I feel the need to pass on my exercise awareness is not as mportant

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My muscle coach has said that i am only allowed to walk any aerobic will slow the muscle building process. As he is coaching me for free i am doing exactly what he advises....!

Fitness boot camp

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welcome to the board, feel free to introduce yourself.

I had the same advice about aerobic slowing muscle building, its good to have a coach, its something I really appreciated.

The benefit of exercise for survivorship has helped me, the other day I was well enough
and I did 50 25 meter laps, it felt fantastic.

hugs,
Pete

ps this thread has been a little quiet lately, anyone else exercising.

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