The Importance of Exercise and Life Coaching During Cancer Treatment

Allyson Phelan-Eagan, Send A Trainer life coach and personal trainer

One of our wonderful trainers and life coaches, Allyson Phelan-Eagan, began working on a 501c3 non-profit for colon cancer. So I thought I would take the opportunity to explain the importance of exercise and life coaching during cancer treatment.

There is no denying that cancer is one of the scariest and most stressful diagnosis you can receive. Luckily there has been incredible improvements in treatments available, but what do you need to remain healthy during treatments?

Working With a Life Coach

During cancer treatments a lot of the problems many face are emotional. It is a tough diagnosis that makes us confront our mortality. So it can by hard for anyone. Allyson, has dealt with these difficulties and understands the emotional turmoil that one experiences.

This is why having a life coach in your corner can be so important. Having someone who will push you to get out of bed on the days you are struggling, someone who will brighten your spirits, they can be a valuable asset during your treatments.

Cancer Coaching is very specific, and each person deals with their diagnosis differently. Going through cancer is not only physically draining, but it also emotionally and mentally exhausting.

Facing your mortality can elicit all kinds of reactions and speaking with a Cancer Coach will help you manage your thought process and mindset. Positivity is key when it comes to conquering, surviving and thriving.

The Benefits of Exercise

Now that we have covered the emotional aspects of cancer treatment, what about keeping your strength up during treatments? Sometimes the thought of exercising during treatments can be daunting.

Over 150 studies show that exercise can help reduce the risk of primary cancer, but a lot of studies are also showing positive benefits from exercise during treatments. [1]

Light exercise during your cancer treatment can help boost your mood, keep up muscle tone, help build appetite, improvements in sleep and lowering of fatigue. [2] Even the American Cancer Society says that exercise during treatment and during recovery may help the process.

Depending on the type and stage of a cancer diagnosis, certain exercises may have to be limited. Consult with your doctor before starting an exercise regiment. Hiring trainers who specialize and are certified in cancer rehabilitation, can vastly improve your experience.

Just because you have a cancer diagnosis, doesn’t mean your life is over. There are plenty of things you can do to help improve your quality of life through the process, and after a successful treatment. Speak with your doctor about hiring a trainer or life coach to help you through the process.

————– About the Author ————–

Geordan Waldman

Geordan graduated with Program Honors and Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Applied Physics while concurrently training throughout college. Geordan is a certified personal trainer and has been since 2012, working for 805 Get Fit and Send A Trainer. Certified through NASM and ACE in general fitness and health as well as weight loss specialization. By utilizing his knowledge of physics and science and combining it with his personal training knowledge, his goal is to help you understand the science behind weight loss, nutrition, fitness, and longevity so that you can live your best life. .

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