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The Get Active Feel Good programme aims to support people living with and beyond cancer to avoid a sedentary lifestyle, and the associated risks, by increasing physical activity in a safe and effective manner, tailored to suit the individual.

'Get Active Feel Good' is a programme which offers support to all cancer patients, providing access to highly trained specialist advisors for support and advice in both increasing physical activity, and managing the decline in activity levels that often
accompanies a cancer diagnosis. Support is offered at all stages for those living with and beyond cancer, including during treatment, recovery, advanced disease, or end of life. 

To access this free service please speak with your health professional who can provide you with more information on the service. Alternatively, you can contact the Get Active Feel Good team directly on 07746 462456 or 07543 827531 or email getactivefeelgood@gmail.com.

If you are a health professional looking to refer a patient to the Get Active Feel Good programme, please follow the link for the referral form and send to kim.bebbington@nhs.net

GAFD Referral Form


 

Fact Zone


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