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.
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.