The Feeling Good Podcast
About This Show
Each episode of the feeling good podcast explores natural and preventive solutions to today's major health issues. Pharmacist, Dr. Phil will
answer your health questions with his 30+ years of experience in traditional and natural medicines. We'll also keep you up-to-date on the
latest in health and wellness news and help you live a more balanced healthy and vibrant life!
Most Recent Episode
087: I Have Cancer, Should I Exercise?
3 days ago
Are you ready to live? Really live that feeling good life you desire to live? Thank you for joining me on this episode of the Feeling Good Podcast, it’s great to be alive. On this feel good day we’ll discuss a question many people ask, “Should I exercise if I have cancer?” We’ll talk about what factors to consider and the many benefits of regular exercise. Key Takeaways from This Podcast: [1:07] Go to carsonnatural.com/resources for a variety of free resources to help you live a healthier life. [1:33] Dr. Phil recommends continuing to exercise if you have cancer. [3:10] Making exercise a part of your daily routine can help you deal with the toll that cancer treatment can take on your body. [3:42] Exercise is important not only to keep your body strong, but is beneficial for your mood and outlook on your recovery. [ 3:53] Exercise is one of the best treatments for depression and many people have to battle with depression when dealing with cancer. [4:29] There is a link between physical activity and quality of life for everyone, and especially cancer patients. [5:04] How can exercise help? [5:58] You may not be able to exercise at the same intensity level as before your cancer treatments, but you can continue. [6:50] Dr. Phil shares guidelines to help cancer patients. [9:01] Remember to monitor your heartrate and breathing; you don’t have to push yourself too hard. [9:42] It’s important to stay in communication with your doctors. [9:56] Dr. Phil recommends his personal, virtual trainer Jeff McMahon, who also works with cancer patients. You can find Jeff at totalbodyconstruction.com and he would be happy to help you or direct you to others who could help with your exercise goals. [11:23] This episode’s Feeling Good Superhero is my dad. Several years ago my dad was diagnosed with CLL, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, and after that he was diagnosed with lymphoma. Four years ago he was really suffering, he struggled getting out of bed and off the couch. He was using pain medi