Exercising through cancer treatment and post treatment can create positive outcomes.
HCB2 highly encourages walking in fresh air, light resistance training,
stretching to maintain flexibility, and performing balance exercises during
cancer treatment. These basic fundamentals can be modified based on the
cancer patients former training level, type of cancer, surgeries, and cancer
treatment. More or less can be performed based on a complete assessment by a certified personal trainer who specializes in working with cancer patients.
Check out the HCB2 Exercise and Cancer podcast with guest Andrea
Leonard, Founder of Cancer Exercise Training Institute (CETI). She
discusses the role of exercise during cancer treatment and reviews the
simple movements that can help reduce the chance of lymphedema.
Below is information about HCB2’s support meetings, the risks and precautions
of Lymphedema, and a list of actions to take to protect yourself at the gym!
Reducing the risk of Lymphedema
Precautions to avoid lower extremity and upper extremity Lymphedema
Actions to take if you chose to exercise at your local gym while receiving cancer treatment
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