Founded by cancer rehabilitation expert Mark Wild, this site provides a platform of information to help patients cope with, and overcome a diagnosis, as positively as possible.
Numerous studies prove exercise is a safe and effective way of helping to:
- Deal with the physical and psychological side effects of treatment.
- Enhance daily well-being and quality of life both during and after.
- Decrease the risk of re-occurrence.
“If physical exercise were a drug, it would be hitting the headlines.” Jane Maher, chief medical officer of Macmillan.
- Being physically active (3 hrs per week) can reduce the risk of re-occurrence by up-to 50% in comparison to being inactive.
- Starting a regime after treatment can reduce the risk of mortality by up-to 30% in certain cancers.
“It doesn’t need to be anything too strenuous; gardening, a brisk walk or a swim, all count.” Ciaran Devane, chief executive of Macmillan.