What exercise should you be doing?
There is now a lot of evidence to show that aerobic exercise and resistance training should be part of every cancer treatment. The benefits of exercise reach far and wide, from improving symptoms of chemotherapy to reducing the risk of recurrence.
How does exercise affect your outcome?
Research has shown that combining aerobic exercise and resistance training can prevent 7 common cancers (bladder, breast, colon, endometrial, oesophageal, kidney and stomach) and reduce the recurrence of 3 cancers (breast, colon and prostate).
But I’m exhausted
Fatigue in cancer survivors is a significant issue – it is perhaps the most common side effect. Not everyone calls it fatigue, but tiredness, exhaustion, lack of energy is reported by up to 95% of people with cancer.
Why am I so tired?
Gemma Hillier Moses is an elite runner, cancer survivor and founder and CEO of MOVE charity. She explains why you might get cancer-related fatigue and what to do about it.
Exercise can get your oomph back
Exercising after cancer can save lives. Evidence shows that it can reduce breast, bowel and prostate cancer mortality by up to 40%. Exercise also reduces the risk of recurrence and can reduce disease progression.
Prostate cancer and exercise
Did you know that for men with prostate cancer, exercise can help reduce the risk of cancer coming back. In men living with prostate cancer it can help slow down disease progression – by as much as a whopping 57%.