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What exercise should I do if I have cancer?

If you have cancer there is not really a standard exercise protocol that you should follow. Everybody is different. Try and incorporate exercise in your daily activities. Instead of parking close to the entrance, if you feel up to it, maybe park a little further or take the stairs. Get out and get a little bit of sun, get a little bit of activity, fresh air. Taking a walk in the woods is always a nice activity to freshen up the mind and recover from stress and work.

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In general, the more active you are, the better your immune system works and the better you will be able to fight the cancer. Aerobic exercise is usually the best for stimulating the immune system. But don't overdo it. Exercise to tolerance -- or until you feel tired -- is generally recommended.

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