The Importance Of Stretching:
Stretching keeps the muscles flexible, strong, and healthy, and we need that flexibility to maintain a range of motion in the joints. Without it, the muscles shorten and become tight. Then, when you call on the muscles for activity, they are weak and unable to extend all the way.
Try these low-impact ways to help stay flexible and build strength.
Exercise doesn’t have to be high-intensity aerobic activity like running or jumping rope to be beneficial. That’s especially true during lung cancer treatment. Gentle stretching can help you fight fatigue and stress while maintaining your fitness. Try these stretches to help stay limber and calm the mind.
First; a few pointers :
Warm up with a short walk; or stretch at the end of a light workout.Stretch only to the point of sensation—that could be a little discomfort, but not pain.
Remember to keep breathing throughout each stretch.Go slowly, holding each pose for 15 to 30 seconds. Repeat each stretch once or twice.