Benefits of Regular Exercise
Lower Cancer Risk
Multiple research studies suggest a link between regular exercise and lower cancer risk.
For example, the American Cancer Society recommends all adults get at least 150 minutes of intentional aerobic activity each week. This is in addition to daily activities like taking the stairs or doing housework.
Additionally, being more active regularly will promote a healthy weight, which is another way to lower your cancer risk.
Improve Recovery from Cancer Treatment
For many cancer survivors, going through cancer treatment can be the wake-up call you needed to take charge of your health. However, you may have lingering side effects from treatment, like pain or fatigue.
Exercise can help you recover from your treatments and allow you to regain control over your health and wellbeing.
With the collaboration and approval of your cancer care team, we want to help you start your fitness journey.
We realize that getting started can be the toughest part, so we have a video library to walk you through some basic exercises that you can do from the comfort of your own home.
Our videos have modifications for all fitness levels, and our certified exercise physiologist will walk you through each exercise with clear instructions.
If you want more of a challenge or to learn about exericse classes and services in your area, please reach out to your local OSF cancer center or oncology care team.