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HOW EXERCISE HELPS DURING CHEMOTHERAPY

HOW EXERCISE HELPS DURING CHEMOTHERAPY

By Gagandeep Kaur  on: 16 January 2018
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Chemotherapy used to treat numerous diseases along with it; it gives rise to certain side effects too. Fatigue, pain, thrombocytopenia, neutropenia, mucositis, diarrhea, nausea, vomitting, alopecia, hearing impairment depression, loss of appetite and cognitive problems are the common side effects of chemotherapy.

To overcome these uncomfortable feelings one can go for regular physical activity so, that the patients can enjoy more years of hale and hearty life. Exercise helps in restoring immune system which is damaged by anti- cancer drugs. Main aim behind indulging in exercise is to keep the circulation going due to which muscle mass is improved leading to stable balance and walking speed, leg strength, and joint flexibility. Moreover exercise also reduces fatigue levels to 40-50%.It leaves a rejuvenating effect, mood is elevated, improvement of cardiovascular functions. Firstly light exercises should be practiced. Aerobic activities like jogging, walking, little running and general stretching can be done to overcome the side effects of chemotherapy.

Adding on, toxicity levels can also be decreased by performing exercises. Risk of sub sequential re- occurring/ death is also low in those patients who remained cancer free six months after chemotherapy. According to Gagan, ” Patients suffering from breast cancer can have higher chances of recurrence due to anemia”, so exercises should be started at initial stages. It has to borne in mind that it is about getting up and moving and taking the initiative for one’s own welfare .Let one be self centered. So, stop ditching the exercise part and start performing. One can gradually build up strength and can go for the activities which gives you pleasure.


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Dietitian/Nutritionist Gagan is North India’s leading expert on fitness and diet armed with comprehensive knowledge on every aspect of diet and nutrition and skin care as well. She has been awarded with “The Best Dietitian/Nutritionist in Chandigarh” by Governor of Haryana. Online diet plans are also available and online consultation is provided which gained huge popularity owing to excellent results ! She is the only dietitian who is also recognised as “Best Fitness Expert in Tricity”. Online diet plans are also available and online consultation is provided. Her diet patterns are not about adding fancy things to your plate... her diet platter is about adding the right nutrition in sync with your body and lifestyle.Chandigarh Based Dietitian/Nutritionist Gagan not only counsels for diet, exercise and nutrition but is emerging as a Life Coach owing to her focus on mental and spiritual growth for her clients.Her fitness and diet guidance has changed the lives of millions around the world. And the best part about being with Fitness Expert Gagan is that she is always accessible; approachable and answerable to her clients weather online clients or her regular clinic clients... simply because she cares! Most of the people come to Gagan’s fitness and diet clinic after trying many diets and fads; disappointed at the way lost weight or inches bounce back within few weeks where people discover permanent weight loss and inch loss. Gagan has now treated over 5000  of obesity , PCOD/PCOS, Hypothyroid , Diabetes and other lifestyle diseases.When you take Dietitian Gagan’s plan; you take the first step towards the biggest change of your life - a change that will change the way you look and feel; a change that will make people admire you and even follow you.It is this CHANGE only Gagan can bring in your life. Are you game?You will fall in love with the food you put on your platter; where you will discover how nutrition brings joy in one’s life and where you feel motivated to follow a healthier eating lifestyle.With Gagan’s Diet plan - you are not a loser... you end up gaining fit and toned body, confidence, energy and a healthy glow on one’s face ! Don’t forget to check our Facebook page and other website for daily updates:www.facebook.com/gaganfitnesswww.gaganfitness.comwww.gaganfitness.zest.md CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) -Dietitian/Nutritionist Gagan is working as health partner with leading NGOs in Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula..some of them are Aasman Foundation and Nirja Foundation.She is giving free consultation to poor people in villages. Apart from it you will find health articles written by him in the columns ofleading newspapers as well. Her most read article are “ Do you have 20 minutes"
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