Mid Ulster District Council and Macmillan have joined forces to help people living with cancer improve their health and well-being through physical activity.
The programme is for all people who have had a cancer diagnosis and are at any stage of their cancer journey or now cancer free.
Becoming more physically active is a positive change when you are living with or after cancer. Cancer and its treatments can make things feel very uncertain. Doing something for yourself like becoming more active can help you feel better and more in control. Research suggests that along with having a healthy diet, being physically active can help reduce the risk of some cancer types coming back. It can also help reduce the risk of developing other health problems, such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
Being active can help to:
- Reduce tiredness (fatigue)
- Help look after your heart
- Reduce anxiety and depression
- Help you keep to a healthy weight
- Strengthen your muscles
- Improve balance
- Increase confidence
Our Macmillan Move More Co-ordinator, Conor Fox, will be on hand to support you through the programme, through specific group classes that allow you to meet others who understand just what you are living with, or by providing you with a tailored activity programme that works with you and what you prefer to do, whether that's hitting the gym, taking a dip in the pool, getting on a bike for a spin or gentle walking in the fresh air.
The programme provides you with:
- Access to group support
- Cancer specific classes such as circuits, Strength & Balance and many more activities.
- 1 – 1 support for up to a year on living with and dealing with your cancer.
To find out more and how the programme can help you, either contact Conor on 03000 132 132, mobile 07788 682 163 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.