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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 ****

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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/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

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I'm going to walk right now! this week end thinking to start swimming in swimming pool half an hour a day ( sea has been not too good this year)!.
Let's go post my mates!.

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and let us know any new! Hahahahahaha!.
Good luck again!

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On my way out the door for my CEA test, walking ofcourse. Beautiful weather right now in Edmonton Canada. Walking also saves on gaz for the car. It also releases gas in the colon LOL. Treadmill has to wait for a rainy day, indoor swimming pool can wait too. Wish I had a ocean close by, I used to swim in the North Sea in Holland.
Walk out and smell the roses I say.
Hugs Marjan

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Even the med is too cold this year to me!. So swimming pool!, hahaha!.
Take care my friend and good luck!

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dear marjan,

goodluck with cea, enjoy your walk.
i am off for a walk.

got to get to under 100kgs within 2 weeks is my goal.

so i goto loose 2-3 kg in two weeks. if we exercise every second day it raises our heart rate and metabolism. apparently the metabolism stays elevated for a few days.

hugs,
pete

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lovelly to walk in the morning.
come colorectal world, get moving!!!!
chemo and surgery can only do so much

hugs,
pete

ps thanks pepe we are on the same wavelength.

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way!.
What happens to you our american friends don't like moving? LOL.
Moving is health ,so let's do it!

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i did a big afternoons cleaning houses, bending walking scrubbing.
really tired tonight. still makes some money and keeps me fit.

i hope we get some american company.
hugs,
pete

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Really exhausting ! afterwards had a 3 hours nap!.
Hugs!

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My day was full of great activities! I spent 3.5 hours gardening this afternoon. This evening I did one hour on the treadmill (5.4km) and pumped away with 3lb weights for the first 35min. (It helps to have a good movie on when I do this!) It has taken me a while to build up to this kind of activity (although, it used to be my norm) . . . . . but everything I have read says that being active is important in this battle so I hope to be able to add lots to this physical activity post. :)
BTW: I am Canadian!

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Hop you got a wonderful weekend!.
Hugs!

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great name, its on my to do list yoga that is.

so we still have a few spaces for americans, anyway the rest of the world team is off to a good start.
thats me, pepe and yoga.

welcome, sorry you got crc. now lets stay active and set a good example.

hugs,
pete

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Hi Pete,
I walked a mile today, not all at once.... I am 4 weeks out from my surgery and I still have no energy... mainly because I can't keep any nutrients in me long enough to make me feel better. I could not have done the walk wihout my sweet husband holding me up every step of the way! But I will say it did make a difference.... I just wonder how long before I will feel like a human again...

Tessa

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thats what i was told, and still follow. our bodies need energy to heal.
well done, i walked my dogs this morning. its a lovelly sunny winters day here.

hope you heal fast and have more energy, getting nutriction is hard when our gut is traumatised from surgery.

goodluck,

hugs,
pete

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medicalnewstoday.com/articles/232406.php

Exercise Benefits Cancer Survivors,New Report

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Steve,

You made my night. I had been loosing a bit of faith in my campaign.

not lucky with wife tonight, but lucky here instead.

From the REPORT
For bowel cancer patients, doing significant amounts of physical activity can cut the the risk of recurrence and dying from the disease by as much as 50%.

I walked my dogs for about an hour today, while chatting with a local friend whose wife has stage 3 crc as well. crc is everywhere.

Come on everyone, join the walking post, lets beat it together.
Watch TV and die is how I think, its like icecream. I cannot turn the TV off, so I don't turn it on. Same with icecream, if I don't buy it, I don't sneak a spoon at midnight. Even though the kids hate me.

Lets just walk around the world together.

hugs,
pete

PS if at first you don't succeed, try try try try try try try again.
This applies to the walking post and its success, and I think equally to our ultimate
survival. In my honest opinion only.

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dear exercisers.

to save my life i do 4 x 40min a week of vigortous walking.

only 6km/hour 15degree incline for 40minutes on treadmill is about 7.5 mets

4 times per week is 30 mets, the threshold is 27 mets from memory.

i asked the manager at fitness first for a complimentary personal trainer today and am considering signing up for a course in becoming a personal trainer.

i have to get into strength work using weights.

just got down to 100kg at last.

time to celebrate, lets have a party, i'll have a carrot!

hugs,
pete

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hope you are ok

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good for my health bad for my pocket ! hahahaha!

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I walk all day at work, up and down stairs, my bell is flatter, the swelling is down. My legs down rub against each other. My flabby arms are getting firmer. My pants are getting loose. I'm smiling more.

What more can I say....

Hugs!

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Hahahahaha!

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go raquel go.

its a lovellly morning and i am off to the gym

hugs,
pete

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hugs,
pete

ps become a personal trainer for cancer survivors like me, i forgot to tell you pepe but you have been my mentor. i can make $80 an hour getting people to walk. i got to do a tafe training course first. looking into it

hugs,
pete

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Hello,
Got up feeling good even though I didn't sleep at all last night. Went for a walk this morning and felt better. Didn't do so well for my afternoon walk... :0(

tessa

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i got mine done as well.

hugs,
pete

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I haven't been walking much in July. Had four deaths - geez thought those came in three, but been really down so haven't done any physical activity. I'll get back on this web post more often this month - promise. Did walk on treadmill today but I'll give you results tomorrow. Thanks for keeping this post going.

Hugs! Kim

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dear kim,

grief takes time, the treadmill ain't going anywhere.
that said walking raises our spirits, have a look at my post sugar putup or shutup.
i want to thank you for your support at the worst of my reconnection blues.
i cannot believe i have an almost normal pain free life now, except for wipes and 2 immodiums each morning.
a new probiotic really has helped. my poo now smell, well the way it should, gee its good.

welcome back, cheer up.
i'll race you to south africa.

hugs,
pete

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Got to stand up paddle for an hour while taking in the beautiful sight of Diamond Head and our lovely ocean. Very good for the mind, body and spirit.

Aloha,
Kathleen

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Kathleen !

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i am celebrating hitting a milestone.
about 14 months ago is was 135kg.

anyway did the treadmill for 40min thats my 8 mets for the day.
then joined in with 40 lovelly girls and a gay gentleman in a dance exercise class.
i was so hopeless , it was funny, most of the girls were smiling.
then we stayed and also did a barbell exercise class. which was a killer.

i have lost so much upper body strength.

being very cautious about my abdominal area, got to see exercise physio asap to make sure i am not over doing it. it felt so good to dance so bad.

anyone else exercise today ??? i hope so.. even if you don't post it hear.

thanks kathleen. i hope the exercise god is looking after us.

hugs,
pete

ps had the same instructor, i told her my medical history, her brotherinlaw was dx with crc a few days ago he is 40 and still drinks and smokes, alas we can only change ourselves i said.

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that's the way!

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stay well my friend.
hugs,
pete

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did a really hard 20 min on the treadmill
then an hours yoga class, it was awesome.

my hips and flexibility and core strength are shot.
got to start somewhere but i did not realise how chemo knocks you around until i tried
stretching. the static poses are excruitiating in a good way.

anyone else exercising today ?

remember to exercise within your limits, check with your doctor or physio. to that end i am having a physio work on a core building program for a couple of months.

today i also found a personal trainer who massages and is into juicing.

what a great day. if your not well enough to exercise then i hope you are soon. until then rest and recover your health. if you are well enough to exercise but don't then enjoy the laziness and i hope the health and strength you have lost this day will not be missed in the future. fitness first tv second.

hugs,
pete

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did a really hard 20 min on the treadmill
then an hours yoga class, it was awesome.

my hips and flexibility and core strength are shot.
got to start somewhere but i did not realise how chemo knocks you around until i tried
stretching. the static poses are excruitiating in a good way.

anyone else exercising today ?

remember to exercise within your limits, check with your doctor or physio. to that end i am having a physio work on a core building program for a couple of months.

today i also found a personal trainer who massages and is into juicing.

what a great day. if your not well enough to exercise then i hope you are soon. until then rest and recover your health. if you are well enough to exercise but don't then enjoy the laziness and i hope the health and strength you have lost this day will not be missed in the future. fitness first tv second.

hugs,
pete

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So far this week I have walked 4-5km every day with my 3lb weights for at least half of each session. Also did an hour of yoga - and will do another session to get the day going tomorrow. Add to that several hours of gardening and several hours of serious housecleaning. Only one swim - little chilly this week! And then a day in the city with lots of walking around and shopping - gotta exercise the credit card once in a while. :)

Everyday, just breathe and move! (Heard that from the guy doing my CT scan last week and really liked it!)

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hey yoga,

it gets a bit lonely here sometimes. I just hope we got alot of closet exercisers on the board.

tonight i visited my local doctor to get a physio care plan for 5 free visits. my new physio actually is the same one my doctor uses. how lucky and my doctor highly recommends him. Seeing him monday morning 9am, cannot wait to get some solid direction on rebuilding my abdominals after they have been slided, diced and fried.

we are so fortunate in australia, here my visit to the local doctor costs me $8 out of pocket, for that i get a gp visit, he gave me an order for a fasting blood test to test cholesterol and liver function. and the free physio.

whats your first name ? your a great example to have in this post.

for me besides the yoga class, at the end they do an optional meditation which was the deepest I've experienced in a long long time. the yoga teacher just laughs at me trying to get into these impossible positions. all the other lovelly ladies are amazing. so the teacher tells them the advanced and for me she says well just sit on the floor cross legged. which honestly is really painful and difficult. i breathed and made it through the class just.

are you into yoga by any chance ? how soon after surgery is it for you.

hugs,
pete

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Now thats inspirational. I will be taking my dogs on their evening walk over hill and more hills in the woods. This thread has me thinking I'll join some exercise classes when they start up in September before surgery, get stronger. Thanks everyone.

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our dogs are our best friends. getting healthy before surgery i did, it helped me, my cancer op was successful. i lost 20 kg between june2010 and 7oct2010. my surgeon did not did through heaps of fat. fat is a risk factor in surgeries. i lost another 12kg in hospital in the 14 days without food,not fun. the weight loss was muacle and fat.

great tohave you post, walk your beautiful dogs and be healthy.

come onboard and help me motivate others, they need it. oh so do some good and boost our chances personally. thats a win win win.

hugs,
pete

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Pete, That's great your surgery was a success. I want to reiterate that this thread has me thinking more about getting stronger (even though I'm on chemoradiotherapy) I do have some time in between treatment and surgery. I need more muscle strength, yet really can't afford to lose much weight if any. Any suggestions for keeping weight on during the surgical process?

Back to topic at hand, I am onboard for trying to keep moving. I know that it may be hard at times but it is a priority.
Thanks,
Laura

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use it wisely, the is huge, hope for the best prepare for the worst.

that little extra strength and health may save your life, help you recover faster.

oh gee, then no post delays due to complications and start post op chemo weeks to the day after surgery.

what i did not want was delays after op to the 6 months folfox.

delay here means lost efficacy of folfox until i think a 3 month delay means no extra benefit of adjuvant chemo.

but check with onc.

no advice re diet except be healthy, do your research. i saw a good cancer naturopath, i read anticancer, the liver bible and many books.
i made liver health my overriding goal, as it gets rid of the chemo by products.

hugs,
pete

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last time had to rest most of the afternoon!, we will see!

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That's why I knew were crook, no posts.
Just rest, save your energy for healing.
Hugs,
Pete

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Ok have to do a couple entries here as I've been slack on responding. Wednesday did 10,500 steps on treadmill.

Kim

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Treadmill and walking 11,000 steps. Been trying to keep busy.

Kim

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Husband took the cart, but I'll usually walk the 9 holes so that's what happened today. Didn't do treadmill today because of golf. I'll give walking tally tomorrow once the pedomiter is read for the day. Did terrible on golf and we joined another two some and told them how bad I'm at golfing but they said join them anyway. Poor guys, probably talked about me all the way home :) Had fun though.

Kim

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Hugs!

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Dick and I went stand up paddling today and Dick took our dog Duke with us. Duke gained confidence after awhile. It was great being on the water and getting some exercise. For those interested Good Morning America had our neighborhood, Lanikai, on today for one of the 10 most beautiful places in America. If you watch the clip you can see the place we stand up paddle, boat and snorkel. (Pete I think you'd love diving here!)

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/beautiful-places-lanikai-beach-grand-teton-14289409

Aloha,
Kathleen

Kim I love that you are counting your steps! Keep moving!

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new physio rehab routine needed before serious gym workouts

Not much exercising being reported on this post, oh well thats life. I hope its being done anyway. I have have been exercising since diagnosis 3jun2010. Its just dawned on me that as most recurrances occur within the first couple of years, maybe that the best time to commit to a walking program that delivers 27 mets a week. The more recently diagnosed have a unique window to improve their survival by walking. I have put this as a new post.

another 8 mets on the treadmill at the gym and serious stretching and core strengthening started.

Had first consult with physio who works out of the fitness first gym where i have been walking and doing a few classes. I have stopped classes for a week still walking and am following a core muscle strength rehabilitation program to help with some basic stretches for leg, butt and stomach muscles.

I have added a Reminder to stretch and get medical advice before attempting any exercise to the start of this post.

Did a great walk on the treadmill while meditating, yes its possible to do both.

My routine is now 5 minute warmup on cycle, 20 minutes of stretches, 40 minutes on the treadmill and 5 minutes of stretches. The intense stretches will only be for 5 days to gain strength in my core, prior to

I uploaded a video with physio comments about stretching and walking, search utube for pete43lost_at_sea if you want to see the rehab stretches.

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At the shops my wife and I and about 25 other cancer survivors and their partners are going to a day retreat run by petria king, it should be a wonderful day. I have had my juic and supplements and walking with my chinese tea.

I hope everyone has a great day and get 8 mets or a solid hours walking in.

hugs,
pete

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hours not huge exercise but just walking a little swimming many times and resting must be quite healthy isn't ?.
Hugs mates just exercise!

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