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Cancer

Did you know that exercise has a big impact on both the prevention and treatment of cancer?
1 in 3 men and 1 in 4 women will be directly impacted by cancer before age 75. Evidence is increasingly showing that exercise and physical activity are extremely important in preventing cancer, but also in the treatment stage of cancer too. In cancer patients, exercise helps to improve muscle mass, strength, functionality, mood and self esteem and importantly, immune function, while reducing side-effects such as nausea and pain, and also reducing anxiety and depression.

Some recent studies in particular types of cancer also have demonstrated reduced recurrence and increased survival rates among those who are physically active. Those who do some physical activity are better off than those who are sedentary, and those who do more physical activity, better off than those who complete less.

How can NJF help?
Our exercise physiologists will prescribe an individualised exercise program for you to complete taking into account all of your individual conditions and requirements. Exercise guidelines for cancer patients are different from those in the general population, and as such, the specialty training of Accredited Exercise Physiologists is required. Exercise type, duration, frequency and intensity may all need to be adjusted depending on your situation, and on a day to day basis depending on treatment and side effects.

Contact NJF NJF to find out more.

Statistics and information sourced from Exercise and Sports Science Australia

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