Benefits of exercise

Exercise plays an important role in maintaining a healthy body and mind. It has been well researched that regular exercise can improve outcomes in many chronic diseases including cancer. Furthermore, the effects of exercise have often been demonstrated to have greater success than medications with less associated side effects.

Physical resilience

Increase your aerobic capacity, muscle mass and bone density, so that your body is better able to cope with the physiological stress of surgery or treatment.

Reduces the impact of side effects of treatment

Helps to reduce fatigue and manage pain.

Reduces surgical complications

Having improved health and fitness can reduce the likelihood of complications during surgery and treatment

Improves mental wellbeing

Exercise can act as an outlet for stress, and releases endorphins, reducing the anxiety and depression often associated with a cancer diagnosis

Improves sleep

Physical exertion during the day can help avoid sleep disturbances at night

Supports recovery

Rehabilitation can help rebuild muscle mass and bone density which may have been lost during treatment

Improves physical wellbeing

Rehabilitation can build strength and flexibility needed to carry out day-to-day tasks following surgery or treatment

Reduces chances of recurrence

Increased activity levels are associated with a reduction in the rate of some cancer recurrence.

Improves fitness

Increased physical activity can improve body composition, reduces blood pressure and reduces the likelihood of metabolic disorder, diabetes and many cardiovascular diseases

At Active Against Cancer we aim to provide specialist tailored cancer exercise options for all, including those recently diagnosed, living with and surviving cancer. Our personal trainers have a wealth of experience in this area and have been trained to deliver structured specific cancer training programmes for all fitness levels. We are a friendly and reassuring team who through safe and effective exercise endeavour to enhance your wellbeing, improve self-esteem, reduce stress, anxiety and improve quality of life.