Breast Cancer and Exercise – Moving your way through treatment

Michael Czaplowski Cancer and Exercise, Cancer Prevention, Cancer Survival, Exercise for Cancer, Exercise Oncology, Exercise Physiology

This blog discusses the specific exercise benefits for those living with breast cancer, how much exercise you should be aiming for, and also considerations for those who are wanting to start exercising following a breast cancer diagnosis.

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month – Jo’s Story

Michael Czaplowski Cancer and Exercise, Cancer Survival, Exercise for Cancer, Exercise Oncology, Exercise Physiology

June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. Bowel Cancer affects 1 in 13 Australians and is the second deadliest cancer in Australia. Sadly, Bowel Cancer is becoming more common in young people like Jo who was diagnosed with Bowel Cancer just before her 30th birthday. Jo started with Movement Against Cancer (MAC) in the middle of last year and we recently had a chat with Jo about her experience being a young person diagnosed with bowel cancer.

Mental Health and Cancer – Something to keep in mind

Michael Czaplowski Cancer and Exercise, Cancer Survival, Exercise Oncology, Exercise Physiology, Mental Health

Whether it be through the news, through social media, or just a chat between friends, conversations around mental health are beginning to get the attention it so desperately deserves. So then what exactly is Mental Health? And what impact can a cancer diagnosis have on our Mental Health?

Exercise as Medicine: The Prescription Your Side Effects Don’t Want You to Know About

Michael Czaplowski Body Fat, Cancer and Fatigue, Cancer Survival, Exercise for Cancer, Mental Health, Physical Function, Side Effects, Weight

What if I told you we had something readily available that would assist with reducing the impact of cancer-related side effects? This blog explains that it may not be as crazy as it first sounds..

Improving the Odds: Can Exercise Increase My Life Span?

Kate Williams Cancer Survival, Exercise for Cancer, Exercise Oncology, Exercise Physiology, News

We freely admit this headline was designed to grab your attention. After all, wouldn’t it be great if we could prescribe you a ‘pill’ that could help reduce your risk of death, without the side effects of other treatments; that in fact gave you positive side effects (such as improved fitness, enhanced energy and reduced pain)? Well, yes. But can …

Roadblocks to Speed Humps: Breaking Through Barriers to Exercise

Kate Williams Cancer and Fatigue, Cancer Survival, Exercise for Cancer, Mental Health, Side Effects

Beginning a new physical activity regime can be an incredibly daunting thing. Not knowing where to start, which types of exercise to do or how to perform them, facing the intimidation of a gym, weather, lack of time, a dislike of exercise and just a general absence of motivation are common things that stand in the way of people moving …