Life Now Exercise
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:
|• Reduce fatigue||• Manage nausea|
|• Manage pain
|| • Prevent weight gain
|• Improve sleeping patterns
|| • Maintain muscle mass
|• Improve strength
|| • Preserve metabolism
|• Improve physical function
|| • Improve fitness
|• Improve quality of life
|| • Reduce bone mineral density loss
The Life Now Exercise program is for people who have been diagnosed within the last two years and who are undergoing or have completed cancer treatment. Carers are eligible to attend with the patient.
The program runs for 12 weeks, for an hour class twice a week and is facilitated by an accredited exercise physiologist. Each participant must obtain medical clearance before an individualised progam is designed for the them by the exercise physiologist. 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. To avoid disappointment please be aware participants can attend for a maximum of 12 weeks only.
Upcoming classes in 2018 (12 week program)
|Location||Time||Days||Start date **
||Monday & Wednesday
|Bentley||11.30am||Wednesday & Friday||22 August|
|Bunbury||11.00am||Monday & Wednesday
|Canning Vale||9.30am||Tuesday & Thursday
|Geraldton||10.30am||Tuesday & Thursday||21 August|
|Joondalup||10.00am||Tuesday & Friday
|Mandurah||11.00am||Tuesday & Thursday||21 August|
|Midland||12.00pm||Wednesday & Friday||22 August|
|Nedlands||2.00pm||Tuesday & Friday||21 August|
|Rockingham||1.00pm||Monday & Wednesday||20 August|
* Details are subject to change and minimum number required. Participants can attend a maximum of 12 weeks and some exclusion criteria applies.
** 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-12pm||Mondays &Thursdays||9th April 2018|
To register or for more information on exercise programs in your area, please call
Cancer Council 13 11 20 and select 'speak to a nurse'
or complete and submit an Expression of Interest form.
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 - Six certified physiotherapists in WA
- 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