What can I do at home?
The best thing to do at home is to exercise daily and lead an active lifestyle. A good aim is to undertake at least 30 minutes of exercise on most days of the week. Brisk walking is a safe and easy way to achieve this if you are not used to exercising. In addition, avoiding too much sedentary time during the day is important (such as avoiding sitting down for too long, watching television). Some people wear activity trackers such as Fitbits, pedometers or smartphones to track the number of steps they take each day. This is a great way to monitor your activity levels and ensure you are keeping up an active lifestyle. Aim to do 10 000 steps every day. If you are starting exercise for the first time after being diagnosed with lung cancer, talk to your physiotherapist about what will work best for you.