STATES CHRONICLE – A new study has revealed that the phrase “a healthy mind in a healthy body” is especially true in the case of women who survived breast cancer.
After undergoing treatment for breast cancer, the majority of women report memory problems. While the causes can vary, the truth is that women do have these issues. The study focused on finding applicable and safe ways to combat the issue.
Undergoing breast cancer treatment is not something anyone could cause enjoyable. The treatment itself is quite aggressive and will end up wearing out the body and the mind. Chemotherapy and radiation treatments, especially lengthy one, are known to affect the human memory.
Apart from the physical aspects of treatments, there are the mental repercussions as well. Undergoing any medical treatment adds stress and fatigue to anyone’s life. In the case of cancer patients, it adds the already existing stress and fatigue caused by awareness of having the disease.
Low self-confidence and emotional exhaustion are also emotional factors which have been previously shown to lead to issues regarding memory.
Data from the study was gathered from 1,800 members. All the members of the study group were breast cancer survivors.
After Breast Cancer Treatment Women Have All The Reasons To Exercise
As part of the study, it was observed that members who took part in either moderate or vigorous physical activities were, as expected, able to better cope with the fatigue and the stress brought on by the treatment.
In time, members who were physically active also reported fewer issues with their self-confidence.
In the hectic and busy lifestyle the world is currently living, it is easy to forget a few things along the way or to not have time for everything one would hope to achieve.
A lot of people see exercise as something people do to lose weight, or what fit people do to stay in shapes and keep their bodies looking good. Three weekly hours of exercise, however, are enough to cause the brain to generate small doses of hormones that make us happy and content.
Exercising has been proven in the past to be a very effective stress reliever when the proper mindset is used.
Issues with memory exist due to the daily stress. In the case of women who suffered from breast cancer, the stress of that, as well as the exhaustion from the treatment itself can quickly lead to depression. Before considering medical help in the case of depression, always consider and try to exercise first.
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