What Types of Exercise Are Best For Cancer Recovery?
by Moving For Life Blog on July 19th, 2012

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Across the board, the healing power of movement is being recognized for its impact on cancer recovery.

Moving For Life has been ahead of the curve-- we've been doing this for 12 years! However, while most people know that exercise is good for you, there are particular types of movements that are especially helpful or cancer recovery. For example:

• Aerobic exercise-- things that get your heart rate up, help reduce fatigue and increase circulation.
• Rhythmically expanding and contracting the entire body -- helps circulate lymph and reduce swelling.
• Safe stretching -- Helps restore range of motion post surgery.

12 years ago we created a program that focuses on the most helpful movements for cancer and now these specific types of exercise are showing up in recommendations everywhere. You can check out some of the most official guidelines on exercise for cancer recovery here: http://www.cancer.gov/ncicancerbulletin/062910/page5

If you want an easy way to do the best exercises for cancer recovery, check out our FREE classes. Expert program designer Dr. Martha Eddy, specially tailored Moving For Life for those affected by cancer (originally to benefit a close friend with breast cancer). In addition, our highly trained teachers with 15+ years of experience always give personal instruction and adapt the program to fit the needs of each student.

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Shana White - October 15th, 2012 at 6:16 PM
I think the forms of exercise you choose just depends on the individual. I know for me that womens black polo is a my way to stay in shape!
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