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Fitness and exercise can be incredibly beneficial for cancer patients, both during and after treatment. Regular physical activity has been shown to have several positive effects on those who have been diagnosed with cancer.

First and foremost, exercise can help cancer patients to manage the side effects of treatment. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy can cause fatigue, muscle weakness, and weight loss, but regular physical activity can help to combat these symptoms. Exercise can also help to reduce pain and inflammation and improve the overall quality of life.

In addition, exercise has been shown to have a positive impact on cancer-related fatigue, which is a common symptom experienced by cancer patients. This can help patients to feel more energized and better able to cope with the demands of treatment and daily life.

Furthermore, Exercise can also help to improve cardiovascular fitness, which is important for cancer patients as they are at a higher risk of developing heart disease. Regular physical activity can help to lower the risk of heart disease by improving circulation, reducing blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and increasing the strength of the heart and lungs.

Moreover, Exercise can help cancer patients to maintain a healthy weight, which is important for overall health and well-being. Cancer treatments can cause weight loss or weight gain, and regular physical activity can help to maintain a healthy weight and prevent unnecessary weight gain or loss.

In addition, Exercise can also have a positive impact on the psychological well-being of cancer patients. Studies have shown that regular physical activity can help to reduce anxiety and depression and improve overall mood.

In conclusion, cancer patients can benefit greatly from regular exercise and fitness. It can help to manage the side effects of treatment, improve cardiovascular fitness, maintain a healthy weight, and positively impact psychological well-being. It's important to consult with a healthcare professional and a trained exercise professional to develop a safe and

effective exercise program.


ReNew is our own specialized program that is customized to the needs of each participant and provides insight into diet and nutrition, as well as increasing strength and flexibility. Fitness classes and strength training will include light medicine balls, resistance tubing, and various floor exercises. Through nutritional counseling, we’ll work to develop healthy eating habits and lifestyle behaviors. Participants will also be encouraged to remain active on their own with exercises that can be done at home and even at work. For maximum benefit, we suggest participants attend two sessions per week.

Cancer patient working out at Rochester School of Fitness. Fitness and exercise are helping cancer patients.
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