It’s easier said than done, but staying active during a recovery period post breast cancer can be extremely beneficial to your health. Studies have shown that staying active in the recovery process lower chances of cancer recurrence and can increase the long-term survival rate, as well as many other benefits. Read more to learn about stay active!
Staying Active Post Cancer
- Avoid Being Inactive: You’re a survivor, you’ve been through a lot and you deserve a recovery period at your own pace. Everyone is different and everyone’s recovery process should be personalized. To the average person, your exercises may seem like not much, but they truly are helping you recover and rebuild. Don’t let any negative outside sources distract you from exercise.
- Physical Health: Rebuilding muscle after weight loss or gain can get you back to normal, quicker. Exercising up to 150 minutes a week is the recommended activity time. Strength training up to two times a week can help rebuild muscle loss as well as regaining your overall strength. Studies have shown exercise improves body composition, fatigue, cardiovascular fitness, and muscle strength!
- Mental Health: Not only will your physical health be restored, but your overall mental health will improve. Exercising after breast cancer can reduce depression and anxiety, which helps a lot with your self-esteem and happiness. Improve your quality of life with a little exercise, you deserve it!
You and your body have been through quite a lot and during this recovery period, it’s important for you to truly put yourself first. Take time to find the right exercise for you, at your own pace! Avoid recurring cancer and improve your quality of life. Pink Ribbons Memphis is a Pink Ribbons Mastectomy and Lymphedema Boutique, but also a friend. We will hold your hand every step of the way, before and after. Our goal is to assist each woman who comes through our doors to regain or maintain her self-esteem and good body image that was altered during and after her breast cancer treatment. We will strive to make every woman feel complete and balanced through properly fit and beautiful garments. For information about our Post-Op care, please visit our Services Page pinkribbonsmemphis.com or give us a call today at 901-417-6060.