Health Tip: Exercising After Breast Cancer

Get your doctor's OK, and don't overdo it

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(HealthDay News) -- Getting regular exercise can help breast cancer survivors regain strength and stamina.

The American Council on Exercise offers this advice:

  • Before starting exercise, talk to your doctor about any limitations, restrictions, precautions or recommended fitness activities.
  • Consider working with a professional fitness instructor or physical therapist who has experience with breast cancer survivors.
  • Start out slowly, even if you were active before your treatment.
  • Give yourself time to rest between exercise periods, and see your doctor if you have any problems.
  • Seek support from other breast cancer survivors.

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