Leading a physically active lifestyle both during and after cancer is linked to an improvement in many of the adverse effects of cancer and its treatments. An active lifestyle helps overcome fatigue, anxiety and depression, whilst protecting the heart, lungs and bones. In some cases, being physically active has been shown to slow disease progression, improve survival and reduce the chance of recurrence. Despite these benefits, only 23% of people living with cancer are active to recommended levels.
Our 60 minute online webex training on the importance of physical activity for people living with cancer runs once a month and will enable you to raise awareness of the importance of physical activity and signpost people to further support.
Our concise review of the evidence provides commissioners and health professionals with an overview of the evidence for integrating the promotion of physical activity within the cancer care pathway, also available to order from be.Macmillan.