Exercise

Cancer survivors move. They exercise
even as they undergo a treatment
program. Why? Because exercising
can help you get well again.

Gain Energy with Each Step

Exercise directly correlates with health recovery. This is why survivors move. They maintain a regular ability-appropriate program of exercise even during cancer treatment cycles.

The most common exercise goal among cancer survivors is to experience an increase in energy. Oftentimes, that also leads to increased flexibility, greater strength and lower blood pressure.

The key is finding an exercise you enjoy that makes you feel better – and making that part of every day. Exercise will help you get well again. See our references and suggestions to get started.
Exercise Pyramid Piece

Exercise Resources

Read The Latest Exercise Information

  • Time To Get That Heart Pumping!

    January 31, 2018

    No doubt, when you start seeing those cute cut-out hearts, candy and chocolate in just about every store, you know that Valentines’ Day is approaching!

    But there’s also another event that occurs in February and it’s a pretty big one: American Heart Month. It’s a great time to focus on your heart health and make choices to keep it healthy. One way to do that is through exercise, which can keep you – and your heart – in top form!

    Exercise is important for everyone, including cancer patients and survivors.


    Read More
  • Exercise: The 5-hour Standard

    January 18, 2018

    “I’m too tired.”

    “It’s not fun.”

    “I don’t have the time.”

    “My legs look ugly in gym shorts.”

    “The weather’s bad.”

    You’ve heard them. We’ve all used them. They are excuses for people who don’t want to exercise. But even the very best of integrated cancer care will not be maximized without regular exercise. Think of it as a mandatory requirement.

    In 2005, the Journal of the American Medical Association published a study on physical activity and survival after a cancer diagnosis. The study found that exercising just one hour per week could lower the risk of recurrence by approximately 20 percent.


    Read More
  • Yoga Can Help With Healing

    August 30, 2017

    One of the components in healing from cancer that we recommend is exercise. Studies have shown that virtually any kind of physical activity will help cancer patients and survivors.

    In particular, yoga has been lauded by a number of experts to be a gentle, yet effective, form of exercise to help heal the body, mind, and spirit. Yoga can be tailored to your body’s specific needs, without undue exertion or stress on your body.

    A recent article in US News and World Report cited a study by Dr.


    Read More

Support Patients in Need Today

Your support will directly help patients in need focus on healing.

Surviving Cancer Takes A Village

Cancer Recovery Foundation counts on generous individuals to support its programs to help patients survive cancer. However, individual donations are insufficient to meet people’s need for support. To close this gap, we are forging partnerships with businesses that wish to fulfill a social mission.
Learn About Partnership Opportunities
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram