Research has found that people with cancer who exercise regularly have fewer and milder side effects from their treatments. Exercise and Sport Science Australia not only considers exercise safe during and after cancer treatment but also recommends participating in regular exercise due to a number of significant benefits.
Regular exercise can help to:
The purpose of the program is to introduce exercise in a safe and supportive environment and to empower people to manage their own physical activity.
- The Life Now Exercise program is for people who have been diagnosed in within the last two years, are currently undergoing cancer treatment or who have completed cancer treatment in the last two years. Carers are eligible to attend with the patient.
- The program includes a 1-hour class twice a week for 12 weeks, and is facilitated by an accredited exercise physiologist. Each participant must obtain medical clearance before an individualised program is designed for them by the exercise physiologist.
- So we can help more people to experience the benefits of exercise, participants are invited to attend one 12 week term only.
Interested in participating in a Life Now Program?
Upcoming exercise classes (12 week program)
Please note all programs require a minimum number and details are subject to change.
|Location||Time||Days||Start date * #
||Monday & Thursday
|Bentley||11:30am||Monday & Friday||12 August|
|Bunbury||11:00am||Monday & Wednesday
|Canning Vale||11:00am||Tuesday & Thursday
|East Fremantle||11:30am||Tuesday & Thursday||6 August|
|Floreat||12:00pm||Monday & Wednesday||5 August|
|Joondalup||10:00am||Tuesday & Friday||13 August|
|Leederville||12:00pm||Tuesday & Thursday||6 August|
|Mandurah||11:00am||Tuesday & Thursday||6 August|
|Midland||12:00pm||Tuesday & Thursday||13 August|
|Rockingham||1:00pm||Monday & Wednesday||12 August|
* Details are subject to change and minimum number required. Some eligibility criteria applies - please note contraindications include bone metastases, severe anaemia, neutropaenia or other acute illness.
# Registrations close two weeks after the start date. Please complete an expression of interest to be informed of future classes.
Free 12 week exercise program, delivered by an accredited exercise physiologist, in a safe and supportive group environment. This research project is for 15 - 27 year olds who have been diagnosed with cancer and finished treatment within the last two years.
|Claremont||11am - 12.30pm||Mondays & Thursdays||TBC|
To talk to a cancer support nurse about Life Now or another community support program call 13 11 20 and select 'speak to a nurse'.
Cancer Council's exercise publications and videos
Click here to view 22 different exercises that you can try at home. These videos are produced by Cancer Council NSW.
For a copy of our Exercise and Nutrition DVD or Exercise for People Living with Cancer booklet please click here
Other cancer-specific exercise programs include:
- Vario Cancer Survivors program - Vario Health Clinic, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup Campus
- YWCA Encore (for breast cancer only)
- Pink Crusaders - Breast cancer rehabilitation
- Prost (for prostate cancer only)
- Pinc & Steel Cancer Rehabilitation - 13 certified physiotherapists in WA
- ESSA Consensus Statement: What is the role of accredited exercise physiologists in the treatment of cancer?
- Implementing exercise in cancer care: study protocol to evaluate a community-based exercise program for people with cancer
- Cancer-Related Fatigue: A Systematic and Meta-Analysis Review of Non-Pharmacological Therapies for Cancer Patients
- Physical Exercise in Cancer Patients During and After Medical Treatment: A Systematic Review of Randomized and Controlled Clinical trials
- Effect of Low-Intensity Physical Activity and Moderate- to High-Intensity Physical Exercise During Adjuvant Chemotherapy on Physical Fitness, Fatigue, and Chemotherapy Completion Rates: Results of the PACES Randomized Clinical Trial
- American College of Sports Medicine Roundtable on Exercise Guidelines for Cancer Survivors