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Cancer and Exercise

Keeping active before, during and after cancer treatment can help both your physical and mental health.

Some of the benefits of regular exercise include:

  • Help to reduce fatigue
  • Improve mood and positivity
  • Increase strength, balance and mobility
  • Help to maintain independence and complete daily tasks.

Not sure where to start?

Whether you are an active gym goer or prefer a peaceful stroll in the park, the changes to your body during cancer treatment can be unsettling. That is where Big C comes in; we can support you alongside your clinical team to become or stay active in a safe way.

Get moving with Big C

Here at Big C, we have designed a 12-week wellbeing support programme to increase your physical activity with a weekly online exercise classes and regular 1:1 support. Download the information leaflet here.

Getting started

Book a 1:1 session with our Exercise Specialist by making an enquiry below:

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Guided Exercise Videos

Still want to keep active whilst at home? Check out our guided exercise videos below.

Choose between Gentle Exercise with Simon, Health and Education Officer at Big C, Pilates with Carolyn Weston or British Sign Language Yoga with Sign Yoga.

The videos feature exercises that can be done standing, seated, with or without equipment. They’re easy-to-follow, and can be done at your own pace.

Gentle Exercise and Pilates

British Sign Language Yoga

These videos are designed for those who are Deaf and/or Hard of Hearing, delivered in British Sign Language. 

Don’t forget to also check out our British Sign Language Support Group, for those diagnosed with cancer and carers who use BSL.

Big C has been working in partnership with Active Norfolk, helping those affected by cancer to feel confident to increase their physical activity.

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