Breast Cancer Awareness Month
With cancer being the second most common cause of death in the United States, it’s important to understand some ways individuals can reduce their risk factors for certain types of cancers.
One of the most convenient ways to reduce your risk of cancer is to participate in a weekly exercise program. Strong evidence suggests that regular exercise can prevent colon, prostate, and breast cancer. Not only will exercise help with the prevention of certain cancers, it can also aid in the recovery process during and after cancer treatment. While exercise is considered safe for those who have been diagnosed with cancer, researchers have not identified the kinds of exercise that would be most effective to combat the symptoms of cancer.
Following general guidelines for exercise are always a good place to start when starting an exercise program. Speaking with your doctor and exercise professional is recommended to avoid any activities that may worsen symptoms.
Below you can find a few guidelines for those who are concerned about how to start when it comes to exercising and cancer.
- Always check with your doctor first
- Start slowly and take frequent breaks as needed
- Alert your medical team if any side effects arise from exercise
- Choose something you know you can comfortably perform for about 30 minutes
- Progress slowly and get in a routine. Walking is a great place to start!
Remember the goal is to preserve normal everyday functionality with hopes of improving recovery. It is important to find exercises that are enjoyable and sustainable.
Sunny Health and Fitness offers has several products that can enhance your workout routine. If you’re looking to sport new pink fitness equipment to begin your exercise journey, check out the Sunny Health and Fitness Pink Series. For example, the Sunny Health and Fitness Pink Treadmill is an efficient and effective means for cardio exercise. And if you’re looking for a new workout to jumpstart your workout routine, check out the free exercises we’ve listed on our site.