Cancer survival has doubled over the past 40 years.
Activity and exercise provides everyone with a powerful mechanism for best coping with, and overcoming, a diagnosis.
Exercise positively prepares one’s body to better deal with the negative physiological effects. This is commonly known as “pre-hab.”
Exercise improves overall physical capabilities, general well-being, and is beneficial for weight loss / management: A healthy weight helps lessen the severity of the side effects of treatments.
It also carries huge psychological benefits; boosting mental strength, resilience, belief, and confidence.
|Side effects of treatment||Benefits of exercise|
|Fatigue||Elevates energy levels|
|Depression||Improves mood and general frame of mind|
|Loss of muscle / strength||Improves strength / reverses effects of muscle loss|
|Low immune system||Increases natural killer cells and white blood cells|
|Self esteem||Improves self belief and confidence|
|Neuropathy||Lessens effects by improving efficiency of nerves|
|Lymphodeoma||Encourages lymphatic drainage|
|Lack of mobility||Improves range of motion and posture|
- Decreases risk of re-occurrence and mortality.
- Increases daily well-being and future quality of life.
- Improves frame of mind and control of emotions.
- Offers social interaction and a reason to get “out and about.”
- Helps balance the bodies hormones; particularly those associated with re-occurrence. (Insulin. Testosterone. Oestrogen).