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Should I Exercise If I Have Mesothelioma?

Should I Exercise If I Have Mesothelioma?

Yes. Exercise is generally good for your body and your mood. Mesothelioma patients that incorporate exercise into their regular routines experience fewer physical and emotional side effects of treatment than those that do not. Here are some guidelines for exercising if you have mesothelioma.

• Don’t rush back after surgery: Exercise has benefits, but if you’ve had surgical treatment for mesothelioma, it’s best to take it slow when resuming activity. Follow your surgeon’s instructions for building back up to a fuller level of activity.

• Don’t push yourself as hard: Before having mesothelioma, you may have followed the maxim of “no pain, no gain,” but now you may need to ease up a little bit. Exercise is good as long as it is helping your body garner and utilize its resources, not when it becomes a drain.

• A little every day: It is easier to make your exercise routines sustaining and not draining when you do a little every day rather than trying to do harder and longer routines fewer days a week.

• Don’t make it a burden: As with your physical health, you don’t want exercise to be emotionally draining. If you find that exercise interferes with things that make you feel better, or you are causing yourself too much pain about missing it some days, it’s time to reevaluate.

Hopefully, following these tips will help you find an exercise routine that helps you cope with your mesothelioma.

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