EXERCISE ONCOLOGY

EXERCISE IS MEDICINE for cancer survivors. With a Masters in Exercise Medicine (Oncology), our owner and senior exercise physiologist, Nicola, is particularly passionate about helping you throughout your cancer journey. There is overwhelming evidence that exercise and regular physical activity is an essential adjuvant treatment from diagnosis right through to survivorship. We could talk all day about the benefits of exercise for cancer survivors, but if you need some convincing, here are just a few of the best ones:

  • Exercise inhibits tumor growth and metastasis
  • Immune cells (anti-cancer cells) are stimulated with each and every exercise bout
  • Exercising immediately before chemotherapy enhances the uptake of the drug (meaning it is more effective)!
  • Exercise is the BEST treatment for cancer related fatigue
  • Regular physical activity has an important role in preventing, managing and easing the severity of treatment related side effects
  • Those who exercise regularly are generally found to have less toxicity during treatment and show a greater compliance to treatment dosages

If you have any questions, about how we can help you, please do not hesitate to contact us