At York Against Cancer, we believe that following a healthy lifestyle and maintaining a healthy weight is important for everyone, particularly for cancer patients. Whatever stage of your treatment you are at, we can help you improve your wellbeing.
Exercise classes for cancer patients
What are the benefits?
A growing amount of research shows that regular exercise can greatly improve your physical and mental health which will improve your day-to-day life. Even if you were not active before your cancer diagnosis, an exercise programme that meets your unique needs can help you get moving safely and successfully. This will help to:
Improve general physical wellbeing
Prevent or improve lymphedema (a type of swelling caused by treatment to lymph nodes)
Increase muscle strength
Decrease the amount of time you need to stay in the hospital
If you’re going through chemotherapy, radiotherapy or any other kind of cancer treatment, you’ll likely be feeling anxious, scared or even depressed. By increasing your activity levels, your body will release a chemical called endorphin, which will help to reduce pain.
Exercise classes on offer
Operated by the City of York Council and GLL, York Against Cancer offer those living with and beyond cancer five free exercise sessions.
How else may it help you?
You will not only benefit from getting active but you will meet other people who may be going through a similar experience. If you wish, you can also share experiences with each other.
Before you start
Before starting any exercise, talk to your consultant, clinical nurse specialist or your GP just to check it’s the right time and type of exercise for you.
To find out more about our latest exercise schemes and the next class near you, contact us here.
Need to contact us?
Call us on 01904 764 466 or email email@example.com and one of our friendly team will be happy to help.