Exercise and Cancer Patients
Studies have shown that cancer patients who participate in a physical activity are better able to cope with their treatment and return to normal active lives sooner than patients who do not exercise. Active patients have more energy and a better attitude – as it was put in one study, “The patients no longer feel like cancer patients.”
Always check with the doctor to make sure that you can start/continue an exercise program, and what types of exercise he recommends. There are many exercise programs available through out the Coastal Bend. Find a program close to home, with convenient hours of operation.
Register for the Corpus Christi Medical Center H2U (Health, Happiness, You) Program. H2U is a health wellness program with local and national resources and support. Membership is $20 per month and includes a newsletter mailed to your home. For more information, visit www.h2u.com.