Research has shown that exercise can not only help to prevent cancer, it can also help you have a better quality of life while you’re in cancer treatment, and can decrease your chances of getting cancer again.
But if you’re the one going through cancer treatment, exercising might well be the last thing on your mind. So to help you make sense of the research, we’ve gathered the facts on exercising and cancer, as well as some handy exercise ideas to help you be a little bit more active, even when you’re feeling unwell.
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Yoga has become increasingly popular in the cancer community. The gentle exercise and calming environment can help to promote relaxation and well-being – especially for people who are going through the stresses and emotional ups and downs of a cancer diagnosis.
We spoke with Dr. Jimmy Kwok — also known as ‘Dr. Yoga’ — about the benefits of yoga for breast cancer patients and his exciting new book, Yoga for Breast Cancer Survivors and Patients.
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