Exercise and Cancer

Research studies show that cancer will affect 1 in 3 Australians in their lifetime. For some time research has been showing that participation in physical activity significantly decreases the risk of cancer. More recent research is now showing that the survival rate of cancer patients is significantly higher amongst those that participate in physical activity both during and after their treatment. Furthermore exercise rehabilitation programs have been shown to increase mood, self esteem and functional capacity of patients with cancer.

So how does exercise help to treat cancer?

Cancer and its treatment has negative effects upon the human body including

  • Immune system toxicity
  • Cardiovascular toxicity
  • Pulmonary toxicity
  • Gastrointestinal System toxicity
  • Musculoskeletal Alterations
  • Hepatic Toxicity

Exercise Rehabilitation can have the following outcomes

  • Builds Immune System
  • Improves depression
  • Improves mood
  • Improves ability to deal with stress
  • Increases functional capacity
  • Decreases fatigue
  • Increases strength
  • Improved cardiovascular fitness
  • Decreases complications with co-morbidities

Enriched Health Care provides Exercise Rehabilitation programs for patients with Cancer our programs include:

  • Complete medical history and identification of restrictions and contradictions
  • Health and Fitness assessment
  • Development of individualised exercise prescriptions for cancer management
  • Individual and group based exercise rehabilitation

Our programs are prescribed by University Qualified Accredited Exercise Physiologists. Exercise Physiologists are recognised by Medicare and many private health insurers.

For referrals contact Enriched Health Care

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