There is strong evidence to suggest that exercise and physical activity can offer benefits at all stages of the cancer care journey. Following an exercise programme before starting treatment has been shown to improve general fitness, reduce complications post-surgery and minimise hospital admissions.
Likewise, research has found that exercising while receiving a course of cancer treatment helps to maintain muscular endurance and strength. It can also be used to help manage cancer-related fatigue and tiredness.
We know how important it is that those living with cancer maintain their strength and mobility, whether this is in preparation for treatment or for their own quality of life.
So, we fund exercise and instructor training programmes for individuals who wish to become cancer rehabilitation specialists. These individuals will then lead specialist cancerexercise classes, with the aim of increasing much-needed provision within our communities.