The emerging field of exercise oncology has presented a lot of research to support the benefits of exercise during cancer treatment and recovery. Programs for cancer recovery need to be individualised to the person and take into account your treatment status, disease stage, functional capacity, physical limitations, exercise history and preferences.
Exercise can help to improve:
- Strength and endurance
- Energy levels
- Physical function and range of motion
- Immune function
- Side effects of treatment
- Cardiorespiratory fitness
Regular exercise can also help to decrease the chance of cancer reoccurrence.
This is a specialised area of exercise physiology that Anna has taken a particular interest in and undertaken further study and courses to stay up to date.