Under the Canopy – Fitness and exercise

Fitness and exercise    

Under the Canopy – Fitness and exercise

What is it?

Having cancer affects your physical health in many different ways. Whether your aim is to maintain your regular exercise regime or to build up a program, you are improving your chances for a positive outcome.

It is widely believed that the most effective exercise programs have three main elements:

Common exercises include:

Fitness and exercise program

How will I improve my fitness?

If you need a personal trainer or would prefer a supervised clinical environment, Under the Canopy can provide the solution:

By working with a specialist, 1 on 1 trainer, you will be given the right advice tailored to your condition and goals. It might be that you want to be able to walk for 10 minutes unaided, complete a spin class or improve your range of movement. Whatever your goal is, it is up to you and your trainer to work together to work out what is right for you.


Benefits of Fitness and exercise program

How are fitness and exercise beneficial?

How are fitness and exercise beneficial? Regular exercise can enhance and strengthen your wellbeing in a number of different ways.

When should I begin exercise regularly?

Try your best to begin exercise as soon as possible. Recent research has found that exercise in those who have had a cancer diagnosis is beneficial not only post-treatment to improve health outcomes, but also prior to, and during treatment as it helps to prevent the decline of physical function without increasing fatigue. Research also indicates that patients with advanced cancer can benefit from regular exercise to improve quality of life by maintaining independence and wellbeing.

How are fitness and exercise beneficial?

Regular physical exercise has the potential to improve health outcomes and quality of life across almost all chronic health conditions.

Research shows a moderate level of fitness can:

(References: 1Holmes, 2005. Physical activity and survival after breast cancer diagnosis; 2Meyerhardt, 2006. Physical activity and survival after colorectal cancer diagnosis; 3Galvão, 2005. Review of exercise intervention studies; 4Mishra, 2012. Exercise interventions on health‐related quality of life for cancer survivors.)

Costs and enrolment


Depending on the terms of your policy, you may find that your private health insurance will cover all or part of the associated costs. Please contact them directly to find out more.

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