Exercising while in breast cancer treatments

Pinnacle Mountain, Little Rock, AR
Pinnacle Mountain, Little Rock, AR

Physical activity during breast cancer treatment is recommended. According to a study at University of North Carolina only one in three women living with breast cancer are meeting the guidelines per week. I can remember during treatments there were days where I felt like there was no way I could muster up enough energy to do anything. But on my good days I made sure I would go on walks. Soon after I felt more energized. I could remember I would take my son out on walks in his stroller and he loved it! It’s been five years since I was in treatment and I have a current exercise workout that I stick to. I jog or run three times a week for 30 minutes. I stick to cardio because it’s what works for me. Occasionally I’ll add a Zumba class. However after reading the University of North Carolina study, I need to add two more days to my workout to meet the guidelines of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity per week. Treatments can really be rough on your body. If your days are better than others, then take advantage of that and try to take an easy walk. Your body and health will thank you later.

Author: Veteran vs. Breast Cancer

Diagnosed with breast cancer on active duty at the age of 29. My therapy and what has saved me is to become and advocate for those women who lost their fight.

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