Thursday, January 19, 2012

Beating Cancer with Exercise by David Haas

A cancer diagnosis can feel like a death sentence to many people. Hearing the words "cancer,” “chemotherapy” or "mesothelioma treatment" can drain a lot of energy and hope out of your body in a way that can make you unprepared for the fight against cancer. You cannot let yourself get defeated by your disease. Instead, you must do everything in your power to fight it. Exercise is one way you can help fight against this horrible disease.

Getting into a good exercise regiment can help you focus your mind on something besides your disease. It can help you feel more powerful and more fully in control of your life. Feeling like these are important in your fight against cancer. You can't let yourself feel like you've lost control over who you are and what you want to achieve in life. Exercise can help in major ways.

For example, exercise can help boost your energy and make you feel more fit to fight against disease. According to Dr. Patrick O'Conner from the University of Georgia, exercise can help fight fatigue. He states being "inactive and fatigued" can be boosted by exercise. Exercise helps get your blood flowing and your metabolism pumping. This helps your body run more smoothly and efficiently than it had been while you were inactive.

A more efficiently running body is better capable of using energy efficiently. It is also more capable of fighting of serious diseases and keeping you free from diseases invading your body while you're fighting cancer. Your body is going to need all the help it can get against cancer and exercise can help avoid getting sidelined by other conditions.

Another way exercise helps cancer patients is through helping to boost your mood. Research done by the Division of Cancer Control and Population Services found that people who were physically active had a better sense of self, feelings of happiness, more focus and a better attitude towards their disease. Physical activity activates hormones that help make you happy, which is one reason people feel happier while exercising.

The same study also found that exercise also helps increase the survivability rate of cancer patients. Overweight and inactive patients had lower survival rates and higher rates of remission when compared to patients that were physically active. Avoiding remission is one of the most important aspects of surviving against cancer.

Exercise has many obvious benefits in your fight against cancer. These exercise benefits outweigh the slight risk that comes with exercise fatigue and injury from exercise. Exercise is not a cure and should be treated as such. Make sure to talk to your doctor before making any sudden and serious changes in your physical exercise routine.

Daivid is a cancer patient advocate for the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance, who writes for the betterment of others going through all different types of cancer.

David Haas, Awareness Program Advocate

Joining the organization in 2011, David Haas is a cancer support group and awareness program advocate at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance. In addition to researching the many valuable programs available to our site’s visitors, David often blogs about programs and campaigns underway at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance, as well as creative fitness ideas for those dealing with cancer, while creating relationships with similar organizations.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Celebrate Yourself Today-Newly Published Inspirational Book

Many moons since I have blogged about the happenings in my life.
My most recent project is "Celebrate Yourself Today" which I began in the spring of 2010 during radiation treatments however; I did not know at that time it was the beginning of a newly published book.

The response has been overwhelming in a such a wonderful way,
I can only thank Spirit and the love and
continued support in my life today.

Below are a few excerpts from the book

Just for today
Let go of comparisons
Focus on your magnificence

For every negative thought there
is a tear from Heaven
For every positive thought
there are endless Rainbows
Choose rainbows today

Give as a gift to yourself and friends for the holidays $9.00

Celebrate Yourself Today

Wishing You The Best of The Best

Monday, February 28, 2011

2011 Cancer Free

Wednesday I will be celebrating 9 months of being Cancer free, How cool is that, Very Cool!

I had another surgery on January 17th in my opinion it is my 6th and final surgery.

I celebrated my birthday on february 24th, ah yes the big 50 hmmmmm I still feel as if I am 5.

Sometimes I still wonder what cancer was all about for me, in one moment I have 100% clarity and the next go figure as I reflect on these last nine months. Perhaps it is the moment where I found myself reflecting back on my journey up until today.

My car decided to stop running this afternoon its a good thing I was tuning off the freeway and headed down hill. (Thank you Angels) My car needs a new timing belt hmmmm everything in its own time, the circumstances could have been a lot worse and I am grateful the sun was shining and I had the means to have the car towed to my incredible mechanic (Kevin at Academy Auto in COS).

Until next time
Keep on Keeping On
Smiles and Sushine

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Autumn Update 4 Months Cancer Free

A few full moons have lit up the night sky since my last update with summer ending and Autumn beginning last week, I got a nudge to sit down this morning and update my blog.

My fifth and final surgery on August 11, 2010 was a success much more intense than I had anticipated. A few couch Angel days for me as I could not return to work for a month. It didn't take much time for me to get into the swing again as a artist temporarily bar tending after 4 weeks of being off. My body was not quite up to the task and more down time was needed to recover for the next week. It's all good as I continue to pay attention to my body and what it can and can not handle at the present time.

October 2nd I will have 4 months of being cancer free, how cool is that, very cool in my world.

It was the summer of love here in Colorado, I was not looking for it nor did I have any intention of beginning a relationship however; it happened and it feels absolutely wonderful. "Eat, Pray, Love" if you have not seen the movie I highly recommend you go see it.

Working on a new project for daily inspirational living, the 33 paintings I brought through in March are part of this new project, it has its own flow which means I am not trying to force it to happen.

"Illumination" 20"x40" is a limited edition of 250 canvas wrapped ready to hang.
I sold another edition last month to a wonderful couple in Denver, it will be there Christmas present. I was taken back as I listened to my voice mail on the day Sky left a message, saying Illumination reminder her (had the energy of the twins) she and her husband Alan had lost recently. I was speechless as I gave thanks to Spirit for my gift and services to share with all of you. I felt honored as I said "of course I will take payments and would be more than happy to deliver Illumination upon final payment."

If you feel drawn to Illumination you can purchase it at under Lisa Ann Bonfiglio gallery

Well it is time for me to sign off until next time
Keep On Keeping On
Smiles and Sunshine
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