Physical Activity

It is a well-known fact that exercise contributes to a healthy lifestyle. During this phase of your lymphoma experience, exercise is even more important for your recovery from treatment, your overall health, and your quality of life. Exercise has been shown to improve cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, body composition, mood, stress, energy levels, fatigue, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, happiness, and several quality of life factors in cancer survivors. Other forms of physical activity can come from relaxation techniques that incorporate fluid movement and stretches.

References:

American Cancer Society. Physical Activity and the Cancer Patient. Revised March 24, 2014
Accessed May 22, 2014

LIVESTRONG Foundation. Reducing Risk for Cancer
Accessed May 22, 2014

Mayo Clinic. Cancer survivors: Care for your body after treatment
Accessed May 22, 2014

American Cancer Society. Lifestyle changes after treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Revised November 14, 2013
Accessed May 22, 2014