Exercise And Colorectal Cancer

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The side effects of treatment may leave you feeling low energy, but the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the American College of Sports Medicine stress the importance of moderate activity during cancer treatment.

They suggest exercising as much as you’re able, as studies show that exercise leads to improved outcomes. Following diagnosis, it’s recommended that you return to normal daily activity as soon as you can.

In this fact sheet we address:

  • What is light, moderate and vigorous activity?
  • Why should you engage in physical activity?
  • Cautions for patients on treatment
  • Tips to get started
  • Recommended physical activity for survivors