Going into surgery in good physical condition can help prepare you both mentally and physically, lessen your recovery times, reduce fatigue and allow you to return to your daily activities sooner.
Aerobic exercise can help lower your stress and anxiety, which have undoubtedly increased since your diagnosis. Having a strong cardiovascular system can help clear the anesthesia toxins from your body quicker, speeding up recovery time.
Flexibility exercises have a positive effect on your posture and ability to move both pre and post surgery. Incorporating them into your routine before surgery helps make you aware of your normal range of motion and what you are trying to regain after surgery. Flexibility exercises such as yoga and tai chi can also be beneficial for stress management.
Resistance training exercises help strengthen your muscles and bones and aid in your ability to move around post surgery. Surgery often compromises different areas of your body, and you may need to rely on your muscular strength and endurance to help you with your daily activities. After surgery you might find it challenging to perform routine activities like sitting up, getting dressed or using the bathroom.