Cancer is a condition where cells in a specific part of the body grow and reproduce uncontrollably, this can impact on the function of healthy tissues and organs of the body.

1 in 2 people will develop some form of cancer in their lifetime and the most common are: Breast cancer, lung Cancer, Prostate Cancer and Bowell Cancer.

Staying active is an important part of your recovery either during or after your treatment. Being more active has been shown to: Reduce tiredness and fatigue

  • Reduce anxiety and depression
  • Improvement of mood and quality of life
  • Strengthen muscles and improve joint health
  • Protect against other health issues such as diabetes, stroke, and heart conditions

Being active doesn’t necessarily mean completing intense exercise, You can start by being more active around the house, doing  some gardening or even some short walks. Once you feel more confident you could progress on to our Managing long term conditions programme to help improve both your cardiovascular and muscular fitness. This may involve using cardiovascular equipment such as the bike and progressing on to doing some resistance work with the weights.

Our Managing Long Term conditions programme is especially for conditions such as cancer that can help improve your fitness, prevent muscle waste, boost energy, improve quality of life & mental health, maintain a healthy weight and help reduce the risk of developing other long term conditions. If you are interested in this programme please click the below link to find out more or contact our team on 01922 725050 and one of our exercise physiologists will be happy to help.

Managing Long Term Conditions

All stats and information from NHS and Cancer research

Jack Raby - Exercise Physiologist