Exercise protects against some cancers and other diseases. Recent research, at Surrey University and elsewhere, suggests that a higher level of physical activity may help to reduce your risk of aggressive prostate cancer and it is strongly recommended by most medical professionals.
For men on some hormone treatments, regular exercise can help to reduce bone thinning (osteoporosis) and also help to maintain a healthy weight. Also exercise can have an important psychological impact in lifting mood and helping men cope with the side effects of treatment.
It is recommended that you try to include 30 minutes of moderate exercise as part of your daily routine; but that is not always possible and any exercise is better than none.
Free fitness classes for cancer recovery
Another Guildford based charity, Topic of Cancer works with ThriveFit, to support people living with or recovering from cancer. They provide free exercise sessions in person or on Zoom delivered by expert trainers, specifically designed to improve strength, fitness and mobility in an unintimidating environment. These sessions are highly recommended for people at all levels of treatment or fitness. There are 5 classes a week, including Pilates, and care is taken to ensure that members attend a class that suits their level.
Weekly Cancer-Rehab Zoom Timetable
Mon 1:15pm Chair Yoga
Mon 6:45pm Back to Fitness
Weds 10.30am Pilates
Thurs 11.00am Qi Gong
Friday 10.30am Back to Fitness
If you would like to talk about the classes, just e-mail or phone for a chat. To find out more about the classes, visit the Thrive Fit website here