Exercise has a significant positive role in pre/post surgery and cancer treatment. Gentle aerobic activity within your tolerance creates a host of positive events for circulation, blood flow, and endocrinolgic stimulus. You need not to adversely stress healing regions, and be gradual in your progressions. Start modestly and progress gradually.
Maintain Fitness during Treatment
Hi, I’m looking at 2 weeks of radiation in the beginning of August followed (possibly) by abdominal surgery in mid September and 4 days as an in-patient.
The doctors would like me to stay active during radiation assuming I have the energy.
As I read the books and this forum, I understand the importance of recovery and exercising only when healthy. But is there anything I can do aside from sleep and proper nutrition? I’ve been using the three principles of continuity, gradualness and modulation for 18 months (with the exception of a month off for a broken rib) and have realized satisfying gains. Just hoping not to lose too much ground before ski season.
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