Cancer Exercise Program

Evidence suggests that exercise is beneficial in preventing falls by decreasing several of the above risk factors. Improving muscle strength, balance, walking gait and confidence can significantly reduce one’s risk of falling. Balance and strength exercises are encouraged for at least 2 hours a week and may include Tai Chi, gym routines or home-friendly programs. Individuals that are frail or have a history of falls may wish to start with supervised hydrotherapy sessions allowing them to work on their balance and strength with the safety of the water around them.

 

4 Life Exercise Physiology has expertly trained staff to work with the specific needs of older people and falls prevention.

Benefits of Exercise for Cancer Patients & Survivors:

  • Maintain and improve muscle mass and strength

  • Maintain and improve cardiorespiratory fitness

  • Increase physical function

  • Increase immune function

  • Improve chemotherapy completion rates

  • Improve self-esteem, body image and mood

  • Reduce symptoms and side effects of treatment (including fatigue)

  • Reduce psychological and emotional stress (decreases depression and anxiety)

  • Reduce risk of lifestyle diseases

  • May reduce risk of recurrence and cancer death

Evidence suggests that exercise is beneficial in preventing falls by decreasing several of the above risk factors. Improving muscle strength, balance, walking gait and confidence can significantly reduce one’s risk of falling. Balance and strength exercises are encouraged for at least 2 hours a week and may include Tai Chi, gym routines or home-friendly programs. Individuals that are frail or have a history of falls may wish to start with supervised hydrotherapy sessions allowing them to work on their balance and strength with the safety of the water around them.

 

4 Life Exercise Physiology has expertly trained staff to work with the specific needs of older people and provides falls prevention training programs.

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