Exercising while I was in treatment helped me manage fatigue and other side effects of chemotherapy and radiation.
I have learned so much about exercise since joining Sunflower Wellness. While I have always been active, I always shied away from joining a gym and my exercise routine was pretty much limited to hiking and yoga. I have learned about the importance of strength training and as a result I have a more well rounded exercise routine that conditions my entire body. I also appreciate the knowledge that the instructors I worked with shared with me as to how to use weights in a way that would not exacerbate my lymphedema. Exercising while I was in treatment helped me manage fatigue and other side effects of chemotherapy and radiation. After surgery, I regained range of motion and flexibility more quickly due to exercise. Exercise really helps me to manage stress and increases my energy level. There is so much about cancer that is out of my control, but by exercising (and eating a very clean diet) I feel that I am taking some of that control back by doing something that has been shown to reduce recurrence.