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Did you know May is National Bike Month? Learn more about the importance of exercise for patients:

If your white blood cell counts are low or if you are taking meds that may impair your immune system avoid public gyms and other public places. Do not exercise if you have anemia . Do not exercise if the levels of minerals in your blood are not normal. This can occur if you have diarrhea and vomiting. If you have osterporosis or cancer that has spread to the bone, keep the resistance work light. If you have balance problems or numbness in your feet avoid uneven surfaces. You might consider using a recumbant bike. Let your medical team know if you have shortness of breath while at rest, or from a small amount of exertion, swollen ankles, or unexplained weight gain. To avoid skin irritation, stay away from chlorine in pools if you are undergoing radiation. If you have a catheter, avoid water. You will also want to avoid resistance training the muscles in the area of a cathet...

Full article: http://www.aamds.org/about/living-well/exercise

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