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'Get Active, Feel Good' Exercise & Cancer Survivorship service, is a flexible 1:1 service delivered by a cancer exercise specialist and designed to encourage and support cancer patients to explore and utilise physical activity through and post cancer care, aiding recovery and helping improve future health.

The service is available to all adults who have been diagnosed with cancer, who are capable of benefiting and are 16 years of age or older.

To access the free service speak with your health professional who can explain the service in more detail and provide you with a completed referral form to present on first appointment. You can also contact Get Active Feel Good direct to speak with the team.

Email getactivefeelgood@gmail.com or tel 07543 827531

If you would like to make a referral to the programme please use the following link to access the referral form or if you would like further information please take a look at the attached leaflet.

Get Active Feel Good referral form

Get Active Feel Good Patient Leaflet

 

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Fact Zone


Move more, sit less. Sitting for long periods is not good for health so build in breaks when you stand or move.
The benefits of physical activity far outweigh the risks of getting hurt, so doing a little is far better than doing nothing.
The more physical activity you do, the greater the benefit.
You can expect to see short-term benefits within weeks of starting to be more active.
It'’s never too late to start. Whatever your age, being active will help you keep healthy.
Spending too much time sitting puts your health at risk.
Adults need to be active for at least 150 minutes each week. Try to be active every day.
Almost 8 out of 10 adults believe they are active enough to benefit their health, but the truth is only 4 out of 10 men and 3 out of 10 women are active enough.
Sitting down for hours - at work, watching TV or playing on the computer increases your risk of poor health.
You burn 50 more calories an hour when standing than when sitting.
Walking is the perfect exercise: it'’s free, convenient and easy!
Did you know that you burn the same amount of calories if you walk a mile as you do to run a mile?
Being active can help you sleep better, have more energy and feel more relaxed.
The potential benefits of physical activity to health are huge. If a medication existed that had a similar effect, it would be regarded as a ‘wonder drug’ or ‘miracle cure.’ Chief Medical Officer, 2009
Getting started is easier than you think. Changing a few daily habits can soon add up to a more active lifestyle.
Physical inactivity is a major health risk and one of the main causes of ill health in the UK.
Finding ways to reduce time you spend sitting can be your first step to being more active.
Physical activity can help prevent and manage a variety of health conditions and improve how you look and feel on a daily basis.
The more active or fit you are the lower your risk of heart disease.

 

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