Being physically active also helps to prevent, minimise and manage the consequences of treatment such as fatigue, pain, anxiety and depression. It is safe both during cancer treatment and for rehabilitation afterwards and may also be appropriate for patients to improve fitness before treatment.
These cancer exercise sessions are developed and delivered by qualified exercise professionals. The instructors have attended specific Cancer Rehab training so are able to facilitate exercise sessions which can aid your cancer journey wherever you may be in it.
Cancer exercise is suitable for people who might have just been diagnosed, going through treatment or have just finished treatment. You need to be over 18 to attend the classes and they are suitable for any level of fitness.
In Gloucestershire we have a wide range of exercise options, such as yoga, tai chi, and gym sessions available at facilities across the county including gyms and sports centres.
There is no need to feel that you already have to be fit to attend. For many of the people this is their first experience of using such a facility.
If a gym, doesn’t sound quite your kind of thing, then take a look at the walking opportunities. Macmillans and the Ramblers have joined forces to create ‘Walking for Health’ a scheme.
For more information about the benefits walking for those diagnosed with cancer, visit the Walking for Health website