Pratt Says Fitness is Important
- Actor Chris Pratt posted a new video about the importance of moving your body and working out.
- For people battling cancer, exercising and keeping weight on through chemo, can help your treatment.
- Mental health is also important through cancer; try to focus on the positives and stay grateful.
On his Instagram story this week, Pratt says, ” Woo. That’s 30 minutes of cardio right there, done. I don’t know who you are, watching this, but you planned to work out today and you haven’t done it. Do it. Get it done. Okay? Your body wants to work. It does. If you’re able-bodied, get up, get the work, get that sweat in. Let me know. Tag me. And be like, thanks Chris, thanks for the motivation. Let’s keep each other lifted up. God bless you. Let’s go.”
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“The more physically fit you are going through your cancer treatment, the less side effects you’ll have and the faster you’ll get back to your normal quality of life.”
“I’m asked about Keto diets, alkaline diets, no sugar diets. There is no data that shows that any of those help to treat cancer any better. But the one thing that does help treat cancer is you don’t want to lose weight during chemotherapy,” says Dr. Ahmed.
“You want to have a moderate diet where you’re including lots of fruits and vegetables, but you’re still eating fat and protein. And you want to maintain physical exercise. The more physically fit you are going through your cancer treatment, the less side effects you’ll have and the faster you’ll get back to your normal quality of life,” she explains.
Keeping Mentally Fit, Too
Physical fitness is important through cancer – and so is your mental health. Dr. Zuri Murrell, a colorectal surgeon at Cedars-Sinai explains the importance of keeping your mental focus sharp, too, while battling cancer.
“My patients who thrive, even with stage 4 cancer, from the time that they, about a month after they’re diagnosed, I kind of am pretty good at seeing who is going to be OK,” says Dr. Murrell.
“Now doesn’t that mean I’m good at saying that the cancer won’t grow,” he says. “But I’m pretty good at telling what kind of patients are going to still have this attitude and probably going to live the longest, even with bad, bad disease. And those are patients who, they have gratitude in life.”