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Hello dear friends and critters alike!  I have been extremely absent, like kicked of of school absent, the in the past months – mostly because of school and dedication to another writing project (I plan on sharing a bite  soon!).

Enough about me, I’d like to introduce you to David Hass, cancer advocate and archeologist of my blog (it’s very rare for someone to dig up a blog written by someone who seems to have been carried off by a hawk).  He wanted to share his insight concerning the benefits of physical activities to those afflicted with cancer.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Mr. David Hass:

Many complications occur for cancer survivors who are doing some sort of treatment to deal with this disease. Various side effects are felt that may leave a patient feeling lethargic and have a reduced sense of self-esteem. Patients typically believe that these symptoms are here to stay and have no way to help fend off some of these problems. However, the truth is physical activity has a major role in allowing patients to feel better about their selves while increasing energy and mobility during this especially difficult time in their lives.

Any exercise routine is sure to allow for a person to feel better while gaining extra energy and bettering their emotional status. There are various exercises that can relieve symptoms that are often associated with mesothelioma treatment or any of the other various cancer therapies, including radiation or chemotherapy. Symptoms can often include fatigue, joint pain, muscle pain, loss of appetite, and frustration. Doing exercises such as jogging, walking, weightlifting, or swimming can help strengthen the core of the body while reducing the chances of the cancer spreading further.

Other side effects that are often overlooked are mental issues that are associated with chemical treatment. Many patients feel depressed, anxious, and stressed during their treatment. These issues usually have a deep root in the mental problems that can turn into physical problems. This may occur because with a reduced sense of confidence comes a lowered degree of overall fitness. This problem will often lead to inactivity and chronic fatigue that may be difficult to overcome. Inactive patients may have a harder time recovering as well as a higher likelihood for a recurrence. Those who were physically active and have put mesothelioma or breast cancer into remission were reported to have higher chances of survival according to The National Cancer Institute.

Physical activity is not a cure for cancer but can help influence the quality of life for someone who may have a hard time dealing with this difficult illness. Furthermore, the chances of survival are known to increase when a patient effectively incorporates physical activity into their lives, which can benefit them both mentally and physically.

[for more articles and blog posts by David, visit Haas Blaag]


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