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

Admin 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..

Resistance Exercise: How to Incorporate Strength Training Into Your Routine

Kate Williams Bone Health, Exercise for Cancer, Physical Function, Resistance Exercise, Strength training

Last month we talked about the benefits of resistance (or strength training) exercise during and after treatment. Hopefully if you are already undertaking this type of exercise, it has underlined the importance of persisting with it, and if you’re not already doing it, we’ve motivated you to get started! … So where is that exactly? Where should I go? First …

The Importance of Muscles: They’re Not Just For Good Looks!

Kate Williams Bone Health, Cancer and Fatigue, Physical Function, Resistance Exercise, Strength training

Did you know that in the average healthy human body, skeletal muscle makes up about 40% of your body mass? This number tends to decline with age however, with a typical drop in muscle mass of about 30% between the ages of 20 and 80 years. Unfortunately this effect is much more pronounced in people who are inactive or unwell …