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Actor Chris Pratt, 41, Promotes Fitness, Saying, ‘Your Body Wants to Work;’ Exercising During Cancer Helps With Recovery – SurvivorNet

Posted: April 16, 2021 at 1:49 am


Pratt Says Fitness is Important

Actor Chris Pratt, 41, wowed fans with his miraculous transformation when he got into superhero shape for the Marvel film Guardians of the Galaxy, and now hes encouraging fans to get on board with fitness, too.

On his Instagram story this week, Pratt says, Woo. Thats 30 minutes of cardio right there, done. I dont know who you are, watching this, but you planned to work out today and you havent done it. Do it. Get it done. Okay? Your body wants to work. It does. If youre able-bodied, get up, get the work, get that sweat in. Let me know. Tag me. And be like, thanks Chris, thanks for the motivation. Lets keep each other lifted up. God bless you. Lets go.

For cancer patients, its important to get that movement in, too. Dr. Sairah Ahmed, an associate professor in the department of lymphoma/myeloma at MD Anderson Cancer Center, explains the benefit of exercising as a cancer patient in a previous interview.

The more physically fit you are going through your cancer treatment, the less side effects youll have and the faster youll get back to your normal quality of life.

Im asked about Keto diets, alkaline diets, no sugar diets. There is no data that shows that any of those help to treat cancer any better. But the one thing that does help treat cancer is you dont want to lose weight during chemotherapy, says Dr. Ahmed.

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You want to have a moderate diet where youre including lots of fruits and vegetables, but youre still eating fat and protein. And you want to maintain physical exercise. The more physically fit you are going through your cancer treatment, the less side effects youll have and the faster youll get back to your normal quality of life, she explains.

What to Know About Diet and Exercise if You Have Cancer

Physical fitness is important through cancer and so is your mental health. Dr. Zuri Murrell, a colorectal surgeon at Cedars-Sinai explains the importance of keeping your mental focus sharp, too, while battling cancer.

Related: Treating Depression After a Cancer Diagnosis

My patients who thrive, even with stage 4 cancer, from the time that they, about a month after theyre diagnosed, I kind of am pretty good at seeing who is going to be OK, says Dr. Murrell.

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Now doesnt that mean Im good at saying that the cancer wont grow, he says. But Im pretty good at telling what kind of patients are going to still have this attitude and probably going to live the longest, even with bad, bad disease. And those are patients who, they have gratitude in life.

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On his Instagram story this week, Pratt says, Woo. Thats 30 minutes of cardio right there, done. I dont know who you are, watching this, but you planned to work out today and you havent done it. Do it. Get it done. Okay? Your body wants to work. It does. If youre able-bodied, get up, get the work, get that sweat in. Let me know. Tag me. And be like, thanks Chris, thanks for the motivation. Lets keep each other lifted up. God bless you. Lets go.

The more physically fit you are going through your cancer treatment, the less side effects youll have and the faster youll get back to your normal quality of life.

Im asked about Keto diets, alkaline diets, no sugar diets. There is no data that shows that any of those help to treat cancer any better. But the one thing that does help treat cancer is you dont want to lose weight during chemotherapy, says Dr. Ahmed.

Related: Alex Trebeks Wife, Jean, Talks About The Importance Of Fitness How Exercise Helps Cancer Patients And Survivors

You want to have a moderate diet where youre including lots of fruits and vegetables, but youre still eating fat and protein. And you want to maintain physical exercise. The more physically fit you are going through your cancer treatment, the less side effects youll have and the faster youll get back to your normal quality of life, she explains.

What to Know About Diet and Exercise if You Have Cancer

Physical fitness is important through cancer and so is your mental health. Dr. Zuri Murrell, a colorectal surgeon at Cedars-Sinai explains the importance of keeping your mental focus sharp, too, while battling cancer.

Related: Treating Depression After a Cancer Diagnosis

My patients who thrive, even with stage 4 cancer, from the time that they, about a month after theyre diagnosed, I kind of am pretty good at seeing who is going to be OK, says Dr. Murrell.

Related: Actress Kristen Bell, 40, Says Ive Been Struggling the Last 2 Weeks, Reminding Us Importance of Mental Health; Especially Critical For Those Fighting Cancer

Now doesnt that mean Im good at saying that the cancer wont grow, he says. But Im pretty good at telling what kind of patients are going to still have this attitude and probably going to live the longest, even with bad, bad disease. And those are patients who, they have gratitude in life.

Stay Positive, It Matters

Learn more about SurvivorNet's rigorous medical review process.

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