Active Together has been designed by cancer specialists at Sheffield Hallam University to improve your health, focusing on your fitness, diet and wellbeing.
There are lots of benefits to being physically active after a cancer diagnosis including:
- Helps you recover from cancer
Research has shown that regular activity before, during and after cancer treatment can lead to improved recovery and increased survival. Increased fitness, endurance and muscle strength may also allow people with cancer to access treatments not previously available to them, giving them the best chance to recover from cancer.
- Lowers the risk of cancer coming back
Research also indicates that continuing to exercise after cancer treatment can help lower the risk of cancer returning. Active Together supports you to improve your fitness and show you ways to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.
- Helps reduce the side effects of cancer treatment
Research shows that exercise before and during cancer treatment can help alleviate the side effects, helping you feel less tired and more able to focus on everyday life. For some people it can help to reduce the time spent in hospital and reduce complications from surgery.
- Boosts your mental wellbeing
Going through cancer treatment can be tough, both physically and mentally. Exercise during cancer treatment – along with psychological and nutritional support - can help boost mental wellbeing. Group classes also provide the opportunity to meet others with similar cancer experiences.
- Helps other people with cancer, now and in the future
By taking part in Active Together, you are taking a positive step for your own health whilst helping to shape the future of cancer treatment for the benefit of others.