Posted in Cancer, Cancer Council Australia, exercise, fitness, positive psychology, wellbeing

Cancer patients need to exercise

“Cancer patients would be shocked if they knew just how much of a benefit physical activity could have on their recovery and long term health, in some cases reducing their chances of having to go through the gruelling ordeal of treatment all over again.

This article is extraordinary because i guess most of us who have known cancer patients have considered them to be fragile and in need of rest. The article spells out quite clearly how beneficial exercise can be to people who are undergoing treatment for cancer. it may be that the exercise helps the system process the treatments better. It may also be that the patients feel like they are doing something positive for themselves and the exercise reminds them they have a body they can look after. Exercise probably develops a more positive outlook. I guess some more studies need to be done until we have all the answers. It is a remarkable breakthrough and something which looks to be really helpful.


Retired Adelaide based professional. Lived here most of my life. I have been a teacher of French, English and German since 1974 and value the capacity of the classroom, wherever that might be, to write on the lives of others.

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