The Role of Exercise in a Cancer Patient’s Life Amid COVID-19

As cancer patients cope with COVID-19, social distancing, postponed doctor’s appointments or cancer treatments, and other stressful changes in life, immune-compromised individuals need the physical and mental health benefits of exercise more than ever. Although engaging in any physical activity seems onerous during these challenging times, public health officials claim that staying active—while undoubtedly necessary even under normal circumstances—is essential to one’s overall well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In light of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, National Senior Health Fitness Day (May 27th), and Mental Health Month—here’s why cancer patients should continue or begin exercising amidst the “new normal,” …read more


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