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Surviving cancer and making it through cancer treatments are truly major achievements and almost every cancer survivor discovers that keeping cancer from returning becomes their central focus.
So if you've travelled the cancer journey and have been given the great news that you are currently cancer free, you're probably thinking about what you can do to help you stay that way.
Studies have shown that a lot of people who have been given a cancer diagnosis and suffered its often energy sapping treatments, have a tendency to slow right down. Stress, depression, nausea and fatigue from cancer or its treatments often make people understandably less energetic and therefore much less active - the problem is that it then becomes quite a struggle for them to get back into an active life.
You might feel overwhelmingly fatigued and think that rather than exercising - resting and taking it easy is the best course of action for you following your illness and treatment, and it may be in the short term, but it’s not going to be helpful for your long term health. It’s far more important for cancer survivors to ensure they have good nutrition and get back into an active life to help their recovery and reduce the risk of a cancer recurrence.
In other words, if you've put exercise and a healthy diet on the backburner since your cancer diagnosis and treatment, now is the time to do something about it.
But how much exercise is appropriate for you and how hard should you work at it?
It’s best to talk to your Oncology specialist before jumping into any exercise so you know what precautions you may need to take. For some cancer survivors, starting an exercise program can be owerwhelming, so you need to make sure you have professional help with a specialised exercise program designed uniquely for your abilities and condition by specially trained professionals – and this is Strive 2 Thrive’s area of expertise.
Don’t worry -
You won’t need expensive “exercise” clothing and you won’t be surrounded by mirrors and you won’t have to share the space with mirror gazers, gym junkies and body builders. We have exclusive use of a specialised gym for our program, where you will be exercising in a small group environment along with other cancer survivors who will most likely be facing similar challenges to you, who can empathise with your level of fatigue and other residual issues resulting from your diagnosis and treatment. Best of all, you will be closely supervised by experts to make sure you stay safe and exercise within your limitations.
So what’s stopping you?
If you would like to get back into life after cancer and join in one of our unique programs, please speak to your Oncology specialist who will organise a referral for you, or download our Application and Information form here, complete it and send it to through to us, and we’ll have a member of our medical team get in touch.