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Voice of Cancer Patients

Benefits Of Yoga For Cancer in Diabetes Patients

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Cancer patients who make it a habit to practice yoga on a daily basis can fight the adverse effects of cancer treatment and improve their quality of life during this time period. When battling with cancer, the worst part is not just dealing with the symptoms of disease, but also the fatigue and discomfort caused by the treatments. However, the best way to deal with the side-effects of treatment, both during and after the treatment is Yoga for cancer Patients.

 

Here’s how yoga works for cancer patients:

 

  1. Clearing out toxins from cancer treatment: Yoga for cancer can help to clear out toxins accrued during cancer treatment. Yoga asanas stimulate muscles, increase blood flow and enhances the lymphatic flow in the body which enhances the body’s internal purification process.
  2. Reduces stress and anxiety in cancer patients: Yoga helps to reduce tension and anxiety and enables cancer patients to settle into a greater sense of ease and well- being.
  3. Yoga as holistic healing for cancer patients: For patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation, yoga for cancer helps to boost the immune system, strengthens the body and gives a feeling of well-being. Yoga also helps to restore motion and flexibility in a gentle, balanced manner in those recovering from surgery.
  4. Yoga as an exercise for cancer patients: Regular exercise can stimulate the body’s natural anti-cancer defenses. This is why more and more doctors have begun to recommend yoga as exercise for cancer patients and cancer survivors.

 

Yoga provides an internal anchor of calm to cancer patients during their treatment. Many people who practice yoga therapy have discovered an increased awareness of a great, sense of unity and internal stillness. Hence yoga should become an integral part of cancer patients.

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Diabetesll

I do aerobic exercise for one hour.  This consists of:  10 minute warm-up, 40 minutes of cardio-vascular movement(s), 10 minute cool-down/floor-work/stretching/abs.  Yoga movements/positions/stretches are a major part of my last 10 minute regimen.  I often use weights in my last 10 minutes as well.  I do sleep better and feel better.  Any body-aches I may be experiencing prior to my workouts, goes away after working up my endorphins.  Everyone should do at least 10-20 minutes of some type of cardio every day accompanied by stretches daily and if not on a daily basis, 4-7 times per week.  

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Dowling

I don't know how cancer patients would have the energy or inclination to do Yoga if they are on chimo and radiation like my sister was. She had both 5 days a week and the treatments wore her out and made her very sick. Most cancer patients lose weight and are very sore and sick and exercise is the last thing on their mind

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