No matter if it is you or your loved one fighting cancer, it is an equally tough journey for every family member taking care of that patient. Getting adjusted to a new routine and facing daily challenges is a physical and emotional rollercoaster for everyone. The experience to combat cancer is different for everyone, but some coping strategies have helped every patient in their journey to fight against this disease.
Some techniques to stay healthy during the therapy of cancer are under
- Pay attention to your psychological health:
Our mental and physical health are very closely related to each other, we can observe our physical health getting bad when we face any kind of stress. So, it is important to have peace of mind while taking care of yourself. The patient must recognize their self-worth, identity, and their strength to beat cancer, and for it, medical experts recommend attending the sessions based on the importance of mental health and emotional well-being and practicing meditation. Moreover, a special cognitive-behavioral treatment helps the cancer patients to deal with any kind of trauma, relieve the distress due to cancer, and overcome the fear they experience about the recurrence of the disease.
- Maintain a balanced diet:
Your body goes through a lot of side effects due to the tumor growing in the body or the treatment we get to overcome this disease. One of the effective methods to improve general wellbeing is to eat a balanced meal. When we eat nutritious food, it restrains other malignancies to develop and lower the risk of acquiring new tumors. Take natural and organic food like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fish, and nuts. During the chemotherapy, many patients lose their appetite so eating small portions of meals that are rich in nutrients might help them to retain the energy.
- Perform exercise daily
Exercising during the treatment is part of keeping yourself fit. Our muscles lose mass due to poor appetite during cancer so a workout of 20 minutes daily strengthens them so we don’t feel any kind of weakness in our bodies. Consult your oncologist because they will suggest to you the movements your body required according to the type of cancer. An active person’s body heals faster, and it also helps reduce anxiety or stress and increase energy. Health care experts don’t recommend a tough exercise to cancer patients, they ask them to practice moderate exercise 5 days a week.
- Make a self-care routine
Most of the patients endure a lot of body changes due to chemotherapy. Their skin gets dry and dull, not only this but their flesh of the body gets lose stretchiness. The body requires a lot of care and attention so it stays in its normal state. A good massage to the body is the best option to release all the body aches and to make your skin in a good texture. It revitalizes all the energy in the body. During the night, applying essential oils or moisturizers on your face, hands, and feet also relaxes us a lot and allows us to have a peaceful sleep.
All the tips provided above try to restore the body to its normal state, they are proven to be very helpful for cancer patients and gave them internal peace so they could stay stern in front of the disease and survive it bravely.