Physical activity during & after colorectal cancer treatment
You might need to exercise less than usual or at a lower intensity during and after cancer treatment. The goal is to stay as fit as possible.
The American Cancer Society recommends that cancer survivors take these actions:
What may be a low- or moderate-intensity activity for a healthy person may seem like a high-intensity activity for some cancer survivors.
Keep in mind that moderate exercise is defined as activity that takes as much effort as a brisk walk.
Every person is different. Many side effects get better within a few weeks after cancer treatment ends, but some can last much longer or even emerge later.
Most people are able to slowly increase exercise time and intensity.
There are several ways regular exercise may help you while you're having treatment:
During this phase, physical activity is important to your overall health and quality of life. It may even help some people live longer.
There’s some evidence that getting to and staying at a healthy weight, eating right, and being physically active may help reduce the risk of a second cancer as well as other serious chronic diseases.
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