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.
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.
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.