Undertaking structured exercise whilst receiving treatment for or recovering from cancer can assist in improving muscle mass, reducing the rate of bone density decline, strengthening the immune system and reducing fatigue.
Exercise for cancer largely involves prescribing aerobic and resistance exercises (on an exercise bike or with dumbbell weights, for example) at a low to medium intensity. A tailored exercise programme is key, as it considers your individual physical capacity and goals.
There are now well-defined physical and psychological problems associated with cancer and its treatment that respond well to appropriate exercise therefore, prescription of the right exercise under the guidance of an Exercise Physiologist should be seen as a vital adjuvant therapy for all cancer patients.
To ensure our we can provide an exercise programme appropriate for your needs, we generally require you to attend:
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