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Benefits of exercise2017-02-13T11:38:56+00:00

Keeping physically active might be the last thing on your mind when you’re exhausted from dealing with cancer treatment. There are excellent reasons to make it one of the first.

Big wins

Exercising during treatment has been shown to reduce, prevent and in some cases reverse the side effects of hormone therapy, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. All pretty good reasons to get on the move, right? Add to the mix the fact that exercise can increase the effectiveness of treatments such as chemotherapy and immunotherapy, and the case for physical activity is strong. But wait, there’s more. Men with prostate cancer who regularly exercise often benefit from better physical function, mental wellbeing and overall quality of life.

Still not sold? Well, in addition to all the other wins, time spent physically active has been shown to help reduce the risk of prostate cancer returning, progressing or claiming your life. Exercise can help you live better, for longer.

Where do I start?

TrueNTH will connect you with an Accredited Exercise Physiologist to assess your current physical abilities and activity levels. Then they’ll design a customised program to get you the maximum benefits from exercise during your cancer therapies – and into the future. We can also talk with your GP about ways to make sure this vital service remains affordable and accessible to you.

Bring a friend

We suggest ways to get moving with friends and family here. And you can check out sample exercise plans here.


To get your fun and effective exercise program, call TrueNTH on 1300 878 368. And remember, any exercise is better than no exercise!


  1. Christopher Ellis December 12, 2016 at 11:33 am

    Excellent. The opening statement is simple and clear.

  2. timpegler December 11, 2016 at 10:49 am

    Joji, I’ve added a line about keeping costs down but please remove it if you think it implies costs are high without GP intervention. T

    • joji.mori@movember.com December 17, 2016 at 10:04 am

      asking Cyril to review this line

  3. dave hughes December 6, 2016 at 1:16 am

    great section,perhaps a reference to accessing financial support via GPMP would help men pick up exercise message

  4. Nicolas Hart December 5, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Great – Simple but effective – written in an easy language for the patient.

    With the sample plans and suggestions to move with family/friends – linking to our TrueNTH Exercise webpage – will you be changing the design of the old page to match this new design? Or will you be simplifying that webpage? Or leaving it as is? Just some open-ended questions 😉

    • joji.mori@movember.com December 5, 2016 at 12:12 pm

      Thanks for this feedback! It is intended to be a simple call to action for men recruited to TrueNTH to get in touch with the team when they need, and in the case of exercise, contact the program to get a tailored program. As a follow up to this exercise, i want to organise a meeting with you and the team to talk through the existing lifestyle web content you put together. I’m interested to know how you are currently using the content, and understand whether you aware of men visiting / accessing it.

      • Nicolas Hart December 13, 2016 at 11:43 am

        Hi Joji, our exercise (lifestyle) webpage is a page we simply direct men too upon our first consultation(s) – The purpose is really to allow them to have information pertaining to various aspects of their disease and treatments and how exercise fits in – including if they want to make their own program.

        Our role in the program is to link patients with local exercise physiologists, OR if unavailable, provide remote exercise consultations. We always provide individually tailored programs to a patients current functional capacity, other co-morbidities, their location and available equipment or facilities and their levels of motivation and interest.

        However, we use our webpage as a back-up. So that if a man chooses not to engage with an exercise program through local or remote consultation; or if they do, but “fall out of the system”, they may still be-able to use our webpage to self-manage their exercise independent from us, and will hopefully find useful information about exercise and its benefits to help “sell the message”

        Our webpage is definitely a supportive and supplementary material and not the primary intervention material!

      • Nicolas Hart December 13, 2016 at 11:47 am

        PS: By all means , we shall organise a telephone call with Cyril, Kyle Smith and I – and we can explore ways to summarise or SIMPLIFY – this page you’ve created is excellent, and so I am really pleased to adjust our webpage to integrate with this (rather than rthe opposite!)

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