Exercise Physiology Classes: Teacher: Michael Marthick – Exercise Physiologist at Lifehouse, Cost: $15 per session, 5 sessions $75
If you’re undergoing treatment for cancer, exercise may be the last thing on your mind. A combination of medication, other treatments and bed rest can lead to a sense of fatigue, loss of strength and reduced quality of life, making it difficult to find the energy or motivation to be physically active. However, research has shown that inactivity may increase rates of recurrence for several cancers and may have an effect on survival. It is therefore important that you stay as active as possible during and after your treatment.
Exercise has also been shown to improve some of the side effects of cancer treatment. Exercise physiology can help you to find ways to manage fatigue, rebuild strength and endurance, improve or maintain bone density, manage your weight, increase mobility after surgery and improve balance.