News - 5 June 2018

Cancer Treatment - “Exercise is the best medicine”

Our Exercise Physiologists at Bounce Health Group are tertiary qualified health professionals who can help you through your cancer treatment. We believe exercise should be prescribed to all cancer patients as part of their routine care.

Cancer Survivors

Through the prescription of individualised exercise programming, our aim is to help you manage and minimise the side effects associated with cancer therapy and most importantly help you live a physically active lifestyle.

And there is evidence to show exercise assists in cancer related symptoms and side effects.

Whether it be while undergoing chemo or radiation therapy, recovering from surgery or in remission, recent evidence shows that exercise can -

  • Reduce cancer-related fatigue - which we all know is a common problem
  • Ease chemo side effects, such as nausea
  • Alleviate psychological distress
  • Reduce the development of new cancers
  • Improve physical function such as strength

We understand patients receiving chemotherapy may experience fluctuating levels of sickness, fatigue and mental health during treatment cycles. As all our exercise prescription is individualised to your situation, we will provide modifications to your program depending on your tolerance and provide you with education of exercise type, frequency & duration.

Recommended Guidelines 

The evidence-based guidelines recommend people with cancer be as physically active as their current ability and conditions allow.

For significant health benefits, they should aim for:

  • at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic exercise weekly (such as walking, jogging, cycling, swimming)
  • 2-3 resistance exercise sessions each week involving moderate to vigorous intensity exercises.

For more information regarding this, please read the most recent Clinical Oncology Society of Australia Position Statement on “exercise in cancer care”.

If you would like any further information about how our exercise physiologists can help you or a family member suffering from Cancer please feel free to call us and we will have one of our exercise physiologists talk to you directly knowing we want you to have the correct information from the team that will be supporting you or a family member.

 

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Call Bounce Health now on 1300 855 442 to make an appointment or for more information. All discussions are held in the strictest of confidence.

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