Regular physical activity has been shown to reduce the risk of developing cancer (particularly breast, colon and endometrial cancers), and the risk of relapse.
It also lowers the risk of developing other diseases and health issues.
Cancer patients who engage in regular physical activity report reduced fatigue, improved quality of life, and in increased likelihood to adhere to their treatment plans.’observance aux traitements.
It is recommended to have at least 30 minutes of “dynamic” activity per day. This includes exercise as well as everyday activities like moderate housework, taking the stairs, going for a brisk walk, etc.
If you are already exercising, it is often possible to continue to do so during treatment. However, extreme sports such as skiing, horseback riding, diving or skydiving will likely need to be avoided. Be sure to discuss your exercise regimen with your cancer care team.