You may have been recently diagnosed with a chronic disease such as cancer or diabetes.
Your world will most probably have changed in a matter of moments as you contemplate the future.
You may wish to consider a prescribed and targeted exercise therapy program to compliment your drug therapy treatment.
Although not yet scientifically proven as to exactly “how” exercise benefits and assists current cancer treatments there is a growing body of evidence that suggests exercise improves the cancer patient’s overall health outcomes in many areas.
- Reduce many of the side effects of Chemotherapy.
- Reduce recovery time from chemotherapy and radiation therapy,
- Helps with Immunotherapy treatments
- Increase vitality and energy levels during treatment
- Help improve the body’s natural immune system
- Improve quality of life
Recent research suggests that exercise benefits most people both during and after cancer treatment.
It can help manage some of the common side effects of treatment, speed up your return to your usual activities, and improve your quality of life.
The evidence also shows there is little risk of exercise causing harm if care is taken and professional exercise advice is followed closely.
For some cancers, exercise may even improve treatment outcomes.
People with cancer should be as physically active as their abilities and condition allow. Some days may be harder than others, but even a few minutes of light exercise is better than no exercise at all.
Exercise has been proven to help in the treatment and management of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes and Pre Diabetes.
Exercising consistently can lower blood glucose levels and improve your A1C. Exercising helps your body to use insulin better.
When you lower your A1C you may be able to take less insulin.
Two million Australian have pre-diabetes and are at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
Without sustained lifestyle changes and exercise one in three people with pre-diabetes will go on to develop Type 2 Diabetes.
There is no cure for diabetes.
Facts and Stats
1 in 2 Australians suffer from chronic diseases.
A staggering 280 Australians develop diabetes everyday, that is one every 5 minutes.
1 in 5 Australians suffer from multiple chronic diseases
The estimated number of new cancer cases diagnosed in 2017 is 134,174
Exercise can reduces the risk of heart attack, stroke, diabetes and cancer.
“If doctors could prescribe Exercise in a pill form, it would be the single most widely prescribed drug in the world” – Dr Robert N. Butler