It can be easy to assume that once you’ve survived cancer, life simply returns to normal, but it depends on what you do after cancer.
The Battle after Cancer!!
‘Cancer is Hard’
When you fight one of the toughest battles of your life, getting back to a healthy lifestyle can feel near impossible to you. Your energy is low and it can be difficult adjusting to your new way of life. But healthy living after cancer is attainable and it’s almost never too early to start. And one of the best ways to stay fit is to take steps to take control of your health.
Post-Cancer Treatment Side-Effects!!
Many cancer survivors face several problems after the treatment like-
- Heart problems, such as congestive heart failure
- Thinning of the bones and bone breaks
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol levels
Tips to Stay Healthy After Cancer!!
Your doctor can guide you, but it depends on you that when you want to start. Below a list of several ways to get your mind and body back on track after cancer-
1. Don’t Smoke!!
Smoking is injurious to health! You’ve heard it before. Right?
But, if you are a smoker, the single best thing you can do as a survivor is stopping.
Tip– Talk to health care providers which can double your chances of success
2. Exercise Regularly!!
Regular exercise not only boosts health but also helps counter cancer-related fatigue. Moreover, it may lower the risk of recurrence and help cut the risk of other chronic diseases.
Tip– Choose several activities you can enjoy like walking, gardening and dancing.
3. Maintain a Healthy Weight!!
With the stress, treatment side effects and changing in the lifestyle can lead to cancer survivors hard to maintain their body weight. Still, maintaining a healthy weight is an important goal that all survivors should shoot for.
Tip– Limit time in front of the TV and computer
4. Eat a Healthy Diet!!
As a survivor, it can be tough to know how & what you should eat. We recommended that you should focus on fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and keep red meat to a minimum.
Tip– Make fresh fruits & vegetables a part of every meal
5. Go For Your Regular Check-Ups!!
As a survivor, there is nothing more important than going to your regular post-treatment check-ups with your oncology team.
Tip- Do the weekly check-up
A Campaign for Survivors!!
To meet the need of after cancer life, a free pilot program, Healthy Living after Cancer led by the University of Queensland was created. It was designed-
To help people who have completed treatment for cancer.
To make healthy lifestyle changes by doing several physical activities and eating healthy.
The program offers 12 telephone health coaching calls over a 6 month period to help you get more active, eat better and feel better. Throughout the program, participants have achieved an average of:
- A two-point decrease in their Body Mass Index (BMI).
- An improvement in overall physical fitness levels.
Some Positive Feedbacks from this Campaign!!
Alexander George says- This program has helped me a lot. I feel more confident now and my weight has dropped by 8 kilos. I have to thank my healthy diet for this.
Robert Frank says- Healthy Living after Cancer Program is just a call away, all you need is a phone and a positive way to get relief after cancer.
Peter Dunn says- The program gives you good council and direction towards your life. Although I don’t really think much of my weight, looking back I can see that I’ve lost some kilograms.’
You can also take a part of this campaign for your healthy future life.
‘You know, once you’ve stood up to cancer, everything else feels like a pretty easy fight for you.”