“What did she say?”
I rewound the video. I didn’t hear it quite well. Did she say sarcopenia?
Sarcopenia. Lean muscle loss and increase fat tissue for aging body. Chemotherapy accelerates this process. Great. So, I am at risk for that too. What else don’t I know about the side effects of chemotherapy?
Now I have to add resistance training also to my (already) fatigued body’s walking exercise regimen. I have been using three-pound dumbbells (the safe maximum weight) while doing my walking exercise. I raise up my arms while holding them above my head, on my sides, behind my back…After watching the video above, I realize I should do more. Since lean muscle loss is more accentuated in the lower half of the body according to National Institute of Health, I should do some strength or weight training involving the muscles of my lower body.
OK, legs and buns, you’re in for some workout.
Any training exercise DVD suggestions? Today, I plan to do a five-mile indoor walk with my good-old walking dumbbells. Maybe I will exaggerate my squats with some walking steps. Good thing I am feeling good today.