Working out, Beating Cancer
I have a guest post today from David Haas of the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance. Cancer will touch or has touched all of our lives at some point, so this a great resource to read and share with others. According to the National Cancer Institute, one of the best things that you can do for yourself if you have been diagnosed with cancer is to exercise. Exercise can help you get back on your feet after a very trying treatment of mesothelioma or other cancers, and it can also do a great deal to make sure that you don’t have a recurrence. Take a moment to think about small ways in which you can add exercise to your life. Get Up Early If you are someone who is very busy (and let’s face it, who isn’t?), you may be wondering where you can fit in all that exercise that they say that you should. Even finding 30 minutes to yourself on a daily basis can be rough, and then throw in all the parts that include getting dressed, showering and cooling down! If you can stand to get up a little, earlier, consider throwing together your gym bag and having a quick 30 minutes of exercise before work. This is a good way to make sure that you get your exercise over with, and it also allows you to get pumped for your day! Make It Social We all know the tip about exercising with a friend, but what happens when you open that exercise up to all of your friends and your family? Chances are good that a number of people you know are invested in getting fit. Now they just need the excuse. Consider all taking a class together, or meeting together to go rock climbing. If you have the increased incentive of getting out to see people that you like, you are going to be much more likely to make it to the gym in the first place. Make sure that you consider getting people together for some kind of exercise party! Do It at Home Plenty of people think that you can’t get fit at home, but the truth is that you can! Many people are discouraged because the facilities are limited, but it takes very little to make sure that you can get fit at home. Pick up an exercise bike or simply purchase a step and use it while you are watching your favorite TV shows. You don’t need a lot of variety when you are working at home. All you need to do is to make sure that you can do something. Something Better Than Nothing It is hard to go from doing nothing to doing a regular exercise regimen. Many people find that it can be frustrating when they forget a day or when they just don’t have the energy to work out. Remember that it is always better to do a little bit than nothing at all, and that even if you trip up one day, it doesn’t mean that you will trip up the next. Fitness can be an important part of your recovery process, so think about how you are going to add exercise to your routine. This can change your life around in more ways than you might think.
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