Toxins build up in the body during periods a patient receives radiation therapy. When a patient reduces exercise and eats less food, the body’s normal cleansing mechanisms do not work as well. Restoring the body’s ability to cleanse out the toxins improves recovery strength. According to a group of medical professionals brought together by the American Cancer Society (ACS), good nutrition and regular exercise improve health during the fight against cancer and help cleanse the body.
1. Eat at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day as part of a healthy, balanced diet. Whole grains will give you essential nutrients. With a healthy diet, you can keep your weight at a level good for living through a day without physical stress.
2. Exercise regularly at a low to moderate intensity for at least 30 minutes five times a week or more, recommends the ACS. Try walking or biking to work or regular visits. If you feel up to the demands, add strength training. Begin at a low intensity. Raise the intensity slowly to conserve your energy.
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