We all know exercise is good for us. But what about when you've got cancer or you're recovering? Well, there's more and more evidence that exercise can have a massively positive impact on your body and brain during treatment and beyond. Keen bean? We've even written a research paper on it

What should I be doing? 

Government guidelines say that everyone should be aiming for 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week or 90 mins of strenuous exercise. We know that sounds a lot but all it means is keeping your body moving at a pace where you can just about hold a conversation. But build up to this slowly and don't push yourself especially when going through treatment. Remember to be kind to yourself, pace yourself and most importantly listen to your body.  

Your workouts should include weight-bearing exercises and one session that works on flexibility. 

You can divide this up how you want: 

  • Gym exercise classes
  • Cycling
  • Swimming
  • Brisk walking

Here's how RENEW helps people like you

People who've done RENEW in the past find it helps during treatment:

It has shown me that I am more capable than I think. It has improved my strength post-surgery and radiotherapy and given me the motivation to continue to exercise through treatment. It was a great mental boost each week.

It helps people build their strength and confidence,

Working with Tim has improved my confidence in my body’s ability to exercise and keep fit and well. I have built strength and seen improvements each week!

helps people navigate the gnarly issue of cancer-related fatigue,

RENEW did a great job in helping manage my fatigue during lockdown, after having to spend so much time inside and struggling with tiredness. Exercise really helps me stay more in control of my energy levels, so having a regular slot of movement made such a difference.

and reminds people what their body is capable of.

It encouraged me to try things I would have been entirely too nervous to try out of my own volition, with my post surgery body. I felt supported, cared for and challenged in the best way.

It's good for the mind as well as the body

RENEW had a very positive impact on my physical and mental wellbeing, because it made me forget that I had cancer and was able to feel young again and enjoy exercise as much as before.

and is a great way to meet others from the Trekstock community.

It was also a great opportunity to connect with others who have had a similar experience.I liked being able to workout with other people in similar situations.

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