We Are Undefeatable

When you're living with cancer, physical activity is about finding out what works for you. We offer free information, support and advice to help you move more – so you can live life as fully as you can.

Celebrate every little victory

We've partnered with leading charities on a new campaign to help people living with cancer, and other long-term health conditions, to become or stay physically active.

The We Are Undefeatable campaign, in partnership with Sport England, supports people to build physical activity into their lives and to celebrate every little victory.

We want to help everyone get the right support for them, and to feel comfortable talking to healthcare professionals regularly about their needs.

To find out more about the campaign, visit weareundefeatable.co.uk.

Physical activity and cancer

There are many ways to be physically active. It can mean doing simple daily activities, such as housework or walking to the shops. Or it can mean more energetic activities, such as digging in the garden, dancing, running or cycling.

Taking part in physical activity before, during and after cancer treatment can have many health benefits. It can help prevent and manage some of the effects of treatment, such as fatigue, depression and risks to your heart health.

Many people say physical activity helps them feel more like they did before cancer. It can also help you take back control. You may need to be careful with the activities you choose. This will depend on the cancer, your treatment, its side effects and any other medical conditions you might have.

We have information about physical activity and cancer. You can also download our Move More guide to help you.

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Who can help?

If you haven’t been active before or for a long time, or if you feel nervous about starting physical activity, it can help to get advice.

You can talk to your doctor, a physiotherapist or cancer exercise specialist, or an occupational therapist. You could also ask your doctor about any exercise referral schemes in your area.

We have tips to help you get started.

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Help to get you started

Benefits of being active

Keeping active can have a positive impact on your health and wellbeing, and help reduce the side effects of treatment.

Health walks

Walking is one of the most popular forms of activity and a great way to keep active. Health walk programmes are available across the UK.

Tips for getting started

It’s important to take care of yourself when you start to be more active. Your healthcare team can give you advice.

Activities near you

There are lots of organisations and websites that can help you find out what activities are available near you.

Tools to help you move more

Choosing to become more active is the first step, but we know it can be hard so we have a range of tools to help you.

Helping you stay active