Keep Your Heart Healthy!

Paulette Potter
April 28, 2019 0 Comment

Now is the time to focus on your heart health and engage in activities to keep it healthy. This means that sometimes getting off the best sofa recliner you have and getting out into the fresh air. Or inviting friends over for a BBQ, just make sure that you have the right cookware. Another option is to clean the house, including very spec of dirt behind every faucet.

Exercise is essential for everybody, especially for cancer patients and survivors. In fact, specialists in the field of cancer treatment affirmed that it can help you in numerous ways. Exercise reduces the chances of cancer recurrence and fatigue, fights muscle atrophy, improves mood, and boosts the overall quality of life.

Before deciding about getting into an exercise routine, it is advisable to check with your oncologist or physician first, especially if your medication affects your heart or lungs. After getting advice from your primary care provider, here are a few guidelines to starting your heart-healthy exercise program:

  1. Begin slowly and gradually increase the frequency. Specialists suggest at least 150 minutes of physical activity per week. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water and take regular timeouts.
  2. Establish short and long term goals throughout your workout.
  3. Listen to your body. Don’t be too rough on yourself while taking medication, and make sure to rest when you feel exhausted.
  4. Select an activity that you can fully appreciate and enjoy. Taking lightweight exercises or yoga is great for your health, but don’t hesitate to include some strength building exercises at least twice a week.

You can make a huge difference in your overall health by performing heart-healthy exercises. Simply using the stairs or playing active games with family can be a form of exercise. Cancer Recovery Canada Foundation can also provide extra help and support in your exercise plan.

Please know that the Cancer Recovery Canada Foundation is always available to cater to your challenges and concerns. We exist to provide assistance; simply reach out to us through our email at info@cancerrecovery.ca