You don't have to train like an Olympian to fight cancer with movement. In fact, you don't even have to go to the gym, although it's great if you can. Studies show even simply walking 15 minutes a few times a week will improve your cancer survival.
But it doesn't even have to be walking. If you live on a busy street, and don't want to walk, there are many ways to get the body moving. Put on some music and dance! Or be practical and find a way work more movement and stretching into your daily chores, then you'll have the benefit of getting exercise and the satisfaction of a cleaner house.
The benefits of exercise:
One of the greatest challenges to surviving cancer, is the tremendous toll the treatment takes on your body. You're tired, depressed. You can't sleep. You worry. It's hard to keep up. It feels like you can barely get through the day, let alone find time (or motivation) to exercise.
But study after study is showing that a commitment to moving will help with all of these issues. In an analysis of 61 clinical trials, those who exercised during treatment had improved quality of life, fitness, energy, strength, with reduced anxiety, and depression.
If it is hard for you to get started, then start small. Begin by walking around the block, or better yet, go to a park and hike a lovely path. Try putting on music while you are cleaning and dance around. Commit to doing something energizing every day - and then when you are comfortable with that, try a more structured routine: take a dance class, swim aerobics, or visit the gym.