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Train yourself to improve your quality of life

Your lifestyle requires concentration and physical effort seven days a week. One would think that you have no time to exercise. However, deep down, you know it’s always possible to find the way to achieve this: it can be something as simple as a long walk after a meeting or a meal. The important thing is to add, to the effort you put into your daily routine, one extra to get some of the benefits associated with the fact keep moving.

According to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology in 2014, adults who are at least 5 to 10 minutes a day are 30% more likely to overcome diseases of any kind. This conclusion is given after analyzing more than 55,000 adults for 15 years.

Therefore, we affirm that sport is one of the best ways to build your lifestyle, not only for the immediate benefit, but for the prevention of chronic diseases such as diabetes, depression, anxiety, heart disease and some cancers, as the colon.

And what about exercise when a person has cancer?

In the past, cancer patients were advised to reduce the amount of exercise performed to avoid fatigue or overexertion. Today, the new guidelines recommend patients and survivors to do as much as their health allows them, without causing them health problems.

The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that in patients with cancer targets at least 150 minutes of exercise a week are established. Of course, for this, it is imperative to consult with your doctor to ensure that the routine is appropriate and has been developed specifically for the type of cancer you have and your treatment plan.

Exercising every day not only contributes to strengthening the body to fight disease, also improves mood and outlook towards life. Hence the Department of Oncological Rehabilitation CTCA offers physical therapy and helps design an exercise program as part of treatment for patients.

Every cancer case is different, but CTCA experts have extensive experience in time to diagnose and treat the plan to develop the best possible way.

After reading the above, why not consider the positive impact of exercise on the general welfare and do what it can to avoid a sedentary lifestyle? If you have trouble activarte every day, consider some measures to motivate as: find a couple of routine, set a goal or record your progress in an application for mobile, tablet, smart watch, among others.

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