Eat healthy, drink lots of water, have enough sleep and exercise. This will give you a higher chance of losing weight and improving your health, which would result to a new, healthier you.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Diet and Excercise for a Mesothelioma Patient

By Marc Murray

It is easy for someone who is diagnosed with mesothelioma to lose interest in proper diet and exercise because how can they stay healthy when they already have cancer? The answer is simple. There are diets and fitness plans designed for cancer patients that you can follow to stay healthy. Nutrition and exercise are important in helping your body fight the cancer, increase your sense of well-being, and heighten your energy levels. This is important especially during treatments of chemotherapy or radiation therapy because they can significantly decrease your appetite and drive to do much of anything.

The proper nutrition is important in keeping your body strong to give it the energy it needs to battle the cancer and get through your treatments. It is recommended that a cancer patient eat five or more servings of fruit and vegetables every day. Try to eat whole grains instead of processed grains, and poultry or fish instead of fatty red meats. A good diet includes lean meat, fish, and low-fat dairy products. This will provide ample protein that your body needs to help repair itself. Your body also needs fats to give you the energy you need during your therapy treatments. It is also very important that you drink water in order to replenish the body and keep hydrated.

Sometimes it is difficult to eat if you have lost your appetite, or are experiencing side effects of nausea and vomiting. It is best if you try to eat very healthy when you are hungry so that your body gets the nutrients it needs. Eat smaller meals more often during the day so that you are constantly being nourished. Also, try to eat before your chemotherapy or radiation treatments because often nausea occurs after these treatments, stopping your appetite.

Eating healthy will help increase your energy so that you can begin to exercise. Exercise improves muscle strength, reduce fatigue, and even can improve your emotional state. It is recommended that you exercise moderately three to five times a week for 20 to 30 minutes. However, if you are very fatigued, light exercise is recommended such as walking. During times of surgery or fatigue due to mesothelioma, modifications to your fitness plan can be made to adjust to your present condition.

Without eating healthy and exercising, a cancer patient often experiences weight loss, physical weakness, and even depression. This is why it is so important to keep a healthy diet and maintain fitness so you don’t have to feel this way. Help keep yourself strong in the face of mesothelioma. Consult your doctor to create a health and fitness plan that caters to your own personal needs. - Provides mesothelioma information, resources, legal issues, and how to find a mesothelioma attorney. Mesothelioma Cancer Nutrition

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