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Imagine holding your arm straight out, grasping a rope. In the beginning, it is easy but the longer you keep your arm held high and your hand gripping the rope, the harder it becomes. Your arm will begin to get tired, your fingers will want to let go. As you continue to hold on, you become more and more uncomfortable. Sooner or later the physical act of holding the rope will be too much to bear. It will take a toll on your muscles and you will need to let go.
So it goes with stress . Situations that cause temporary stress can be painful but bearable. But as you live with chronic stress, it begins to take its toll on your body. You can’t sleep or maybe you sleep too much, your digestive system doesn’t work the way it used to, you deal with headaches on a daily basis, you sometimes want to just give up or cry for no reason. All of this is easily noticeable but chronic stress also impacts you in ways you can’t see; when you are stressed your heart works hard...
Now that you are seated comfortably with improved posture , how do you get up? The sit-to-stand maneuver is critical for performing activities of daily living like toileting and getting out of bed. Besides, sitting all day is not good for the body. However, muscle weakness and pain can create a serious roadblock to arising from a seated position. With some simple strategies, you might be able to stand up more comfortably.
1. Create an Adequate Base of Support : Two legs are better than one leg, three legs are better than two legs, and four legs... well, you get the picture. With an adequate base of support, this stable platform can be the launching point for you to maneuver from a seated position to a standing position. While seated, look at both feet and make sure to place them at shoulders width apart. If the legs are too close together, then the two become one and more unstable. Two legs may not be enough for some people. Sometimes, a hand placed ...
Weakness is a lack of physical strength. Being weak may affect your balance and your ability to move around. You may feel you have to make more of an effort than usual to move your arms or legs. If you're feeling weak, you may find it harder to do your daily activities.
If you're weak, you also may feel tired and have:
trouble standing or sitting
loss of appetite
shortness of breath
Weakness can be caused by the following breast cancer treatments:
Arimidex (chemical name: anastrozole)
Aromasin (chemical name: exemestane)
Femara (chemical name: letrozole)
Evista (chemical name: raloxifene)
Fareston (chemical name: toremifene)
Faslodex (chemical name: fulvestrant)
Avastin (chemical name: bevacizumab)
Herceptin (chemical name: trastuzumab)
Tykerb (chemical name: lapatanib)
ovarian shutdown with Lupron (chemical name: leuprolide)
Weakness also can be caused by some pain medications, a...
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