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When you’re living with cancer, getting physically active can be a positive change to your life. Discover free information and support to help you fit movement into your everyday routine.

However you get moving, it all makes a difference

A cancer diagnosis can make things feel very uncertain. Doing something for yourself, like becoming more active, can help you feel more in control.

Taking part in physical activity before, during and after treatment can improve your quality of life. Even light exercise can reduce tiredness, anxiety and depression, and help strengthen your muscles, joints and bones.

If you haven’t been active before or if you feel nervous about starting, here are some tips to get you started.

You can also talk to your doctor, physiotherapist, cancer exercise specialist or an occupational therapist.

It’s all about finding a way to move that works for you

We've partnered with leading charities and Sport England 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 supports and encourages people to build physical activity into their lives and to celebrate every little victory.

Getting active can mean different things for different people, it’s important you find something that works for you. We have a wide range of activities for you to explore and help you get started.

Keeping active at home

While coronavirus restrictions are gradually easing, many of us would still prefer to work out at home. We have selected some great resources online to get you started and help you find what works for you:

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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 gardening, dancing, running or cycling.

Many people say physical activity helps them feel more like they did before cancer, but you may need to be careful with the activities you choose. This will depend on your type of cancer, as well as your treatment, its side effects and any other medical conditions you might have.

We have information about physical activity and cancer.

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How can we 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.

These are some tips to help you get started.

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Get inspired

If you’d like further ideas or you need some inspiration to help get motivated, We Are Undefeatable has lots of content available.