Are you ready to live? Really live that feeling good life you desire to live? Thank you for joining me on this episode of the Feeling Good Podcast, it’s great to be alive. On this feel good day we’ll discuss a question many people ask, “Should I exercise if I have cancer?” We’ll talk about what factors to consider and the many benefits of regular exercise.
Key Takeaways from This Podcast:
[1:07] Go to carsonnatural.com/resources for a variety of free resources to help you live a healthier life.
[1:33] Dr. Phil recommends continuing to exercise if you have cancer.
[3:10] Making exercise a part of your daily routine can help you deal with the toll that cancer treatment can take on your body.
[3:42] Exercise is important not only to keep your body strong, but is beneficial for your mood and outlook on your recovery.
[ 3:53] Exercise is one of the best treatments for depression and many people have to battle with depression when dealing with cancer.
[4:29] There is a link between physical activity and quality of life for everyone, and especially cancer patients.
[5:04] How can exercise help?
[5:58] You may not be able to exercise at the same intensity level as before your cancer treatments, but you can continue.
[6:50] Dr. Phil shares guidelines to help cancer patients.
[9:01] Remember to monitor your heartrate and breathing; you don’t have to push yourself too hard.
[9:42] It’s important to stay in communication with your doctors.
[9:56] Dr. Phil recommends his personal, virtual trainer Jeff McMahon, who also works with cancer patients. You can find Jeff at totalbodyconstruction.com and he would be happy to help you or direct you to others who could help with your exercise goals.
[11:23] This episode’s Feeling Good Superhero is my dad. Several years ago my dad was diagnosed with CLL, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, and after that he was diagnosed with lymphoma. Four years ago he was really suffering, he struggled getting out of bed and off the couch. He was using pain medication and was also taking medication for diabetes. He wasn’t doing well at all. However, someone gave him some sound advice at church and suggested he talk to someone they knew who also had CLL. This person was able to talk through things with him and give him some advice on things that had worked well for him. He started sleeping on heating pad at night, walking every day, and eating cleaner. He took a few steps and kept building on it. Before long he was walking a mile and he now walks four miles a day. He still has the leukemia, but I have no doubt the exercise is what has helped him to be stronger than his disease. He does a lot of things other 74 years olds can’t, even those without cancer. Dr. Phil thanks his dad for being our superhero of the day.
[14:46] The greatest joys in life come not from you being lifted by others, but rather by others being lifted by you.
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Mentioned in This Episode of The Feeling Good Podcast:
Carson Natural Health & Wellness Consulting – Facebook page
Dr. Laura Washington
Email your questions to: [email protected]odpodcast.com
“…Engaging in physical activity is one of the most important lifestyle choices that a cancer patient can make…”
“One of the best treatments for depression is exercise.”
“So many people want to just lay down and quit when they get that diagnosis, but you can’t do that.”
“The key to exercise during and after cancer treatment is to find the right activity for you, at the right intensity level.”
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