Exercise is important for everyone, especially during and after cancer treatment. If you are having treatment, the last thing you may feel like doing is exercise, but exercise may be just what your healthcare team suggests. It is important to exercise within your physical capabilities. Make sure to check with your healthcare team before starting any new physical activity.

Being active can help:
• reduce stress and improve your mood
• improve your energy
• help you regain your strength
• improve your appetite
• help reduce nausea, fatigue and constipation
• help you sleep

Some communities have special exercise programs for cancer patients and survivors – ask your healthcare team about local programs.

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