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Philadelphia Mesothelioma Lawyers: Exercises for Mesothelioma Patients


When you are undergoing treatment for mesothelioma, it is important that you keep healthy by sticking to a nutritionally-balanced diet and exercising regularly. Staying healthy is important to your over all well-being and your treatment’s success. Talk to your doctor about ways to stay healthy while you are completing your treatment. Because you might not be able to do the types of exercise you did before being diagnosed with mesothelioma, consider modifying your exercise regimen to include less strenuous exercises. A sedentary lifestyle may¬†make it more difficult to continue your independence as you undergo treatment.

The following are a few examples of exercises that can be beneficial to an individual undergoing mesothelioma treatment. Talk to your doctor before beginning any exercise program to discuss any potential health risks.

Effective Exercises for Mesothelioma Patients

Non-contact, lightweight exercises and sports are ideal for mesothelioma patients. A few examples of these exercises include:

  • Swimming,
  • Light strength training,
  • Use of an elliptical machine or treadmill,
  • Restorative yoga, and
  • Qigong and tai chi

Consider taking walks around your neighborhood or a local park as well. Think about different ways to incorporate exercise into your daily routine. Even household chores like folding laundry and washing dishes can provide beneficial physical activity. When you exercise, be sure to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

Exercises to Avoid as a Mesothelioma Patient

Strenuous, high-contact exercises should be avoided. Examples of exercises that you should not do at this time include:

  • Heavy weightlifting,
  • Hot yoga,
  • Running,
  • Martial arts training, and
  • Any type of high-stress program like CrossFit or P90X

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If you are suffering from mesothelioma or any other health condition as a result of prolonged exposure to asbestos in your home or workplace, consider working with an experienced Philadelphia mesothelioma lawyer at Brookman, Rosenberg, Brown & Sandler to pursue a claim for monetary compensation. Complete our online form or call us today at 1-215-569-4000 or toll-free at 1-800-369-0899 to set up your initial consultation in our Philadelphia offices. We proudly serve clients in Southeastern Pennsylvania, including Delaware County, Chester County, and Philadelphia County, as well as in New Jersey.