Options for Exercise During Cancer Treatment
No matter what stage of cancer you are currently in an Exercise Physiologist can help. Cancer treatments, while effective, carry side effects that can drastically affect your quality of life. New research suggests that exercise is safe to do for a wide variety of cancers and is effective in reducing some of these side effects. The benefits of exercise for people with cancer include
- Improved muscle strength
- Improved fitness and physical function for everyday activities
- Reduced fatigue
- Reduced nausea
- Improved immune function
- Improving the rate of chemotherapy completion (meaning more effective chemo)
- Improved mood,mental health and reduction in stress
- Reduce your chance of developing new cancers and other diseases that cancer treatment increases your risk of such as heart disease, diabetes and osteoporosis
If you or a loved one has been through these types of treatment you may think that exercise may seem impossible. That is when an expert can prescribe you the right type and amount of exercise to ensure you maintain fitness and health through your treatment. We understand what you are going through and can help you every step of the way. Exercise can be structured both before and after chemotherapy sessions (ask your doctor what may work best for you). Your family member and/or carer is more than welcome to come with you too!
How Exercise Physiology can benefit Cancer Survivors
You may be still feeling some of the effects of treatment, even 9 months after treatment ceases it is still quite common for survivors to experience cancer related fatigue, lack in strength and reduced fitness. We help cancer survivors get back to life and thrive after treatment. We take you through exercise catered to your needs and health goals. This can be done with an Exercise Physiologist at our clinic or we can take you through a program at your local gym or health facility.
If you are looking for someone to help you take that first step. Speak to an Exercise Physiologist today.