Cancer Recovery Fitness Programs in Bethesda
Benefits of exercise for cancer survivorship:
– Keep or improve your physical abilities and activities of daily living
– Improve balance and proprioception, lower risk of falls
– Decrease muscle atrophy
– Lower the risk of heart disease
– Improve blood flow to your legs and lower the risk of blood clots
– Help issues with lymphedema
– Decrease risk of osteoporosis
– Lower the risk of being anxious and depressed
– Improve your self-esteem
– Help decrease nausea
– Lessen symptoms of tiredness and fatigue
– Help to control your weight
– Improve your quality of life
– Improve overall health and wellness
– The latest information shows that exercise for cancer patients can also keep cancer from recurring.
“Several recent studies suggest that higher levels of physical activity are associated with a reduced risk of the cancer coming back, and a longer survival after a cancer diagnosis,” said Kerry Courneya, PhD, professor and Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity and Cancer at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada.
There is also substantial evidence that suggest that increasing physical activity, including structured exercise programs, are associated with lower rates of certain cancers. In particular, there is evidence that high levels of physical activity can work to prevent colon cancer. Cancers of the breast, prostate, lung, and uterus have also been linked to exercise related prevention.
When to Start
When to start:
Everyone’s situation is different. First and foremost you will need clearance from your Doctor. Then JETT will custom tailor a workout for you based on the type of cancer you have or had, and the treatments you have received.
JETT Training creates exercise programs based on your type of cancer and your treatment.This broad spectrum approach will cover lymphatic drainage exercises, strengthening of areas that have been affected – posture, muscle weakness and imbalances. JETT will provide modified exercises to accommodate the strengthening and stretching of affected areas combined with a full body exercise regimen to help you obtain optimal health and fitness.
Cancer and it’s treatments are often associated with negative side effects that diminish quality of life. Overall, studies have consistently demonstrated that physical exercise following cancer diagnosis has a positive effect on quality of life. Let JETT Training Caner Exercise Specialists help you through your journey.
JETT Training also offers lymphatic massages through TC Beauty.
Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a type of gentle massage which is intended to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart. The lymph system depends on intrinsic contractions of the smooth muscle cells in the walls of lymph vessels (peristalsis) and the movement of skeletal muscles to propel lymph through the vessels to lymph nodes and then beyond the lymph nodes to the lymph ducts which return lymph to the cardiovascular system. Manual lymph drainage uses a specific amount of pressure (less than 9 ounces per square inch or about 4 kPa) and rhythmic circular movements to stimulate lymph flow.
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