Feel Good Fitness - classes for people affected by cancer
About Feel Good Fitness - classes for people affected by cancer
Free Pilates and keep fit classes are available for 6 weeks to people living with, recovering from and with a history of cancer, as well as their carers, relatives and friends. Classes are limited to 10 people for extra advice and guidance, providing a supportive, welcoming atmosphere.
The project is supported by a grant from Norfolk's Big C charity and starts from Friday 4th November 2016, classes are held weekly on Friday afternoons at Hethersett Village Hall. Visit http://www.fitternorfolk.co.uk/feel-good-fitness/ for more information.
Supported by a grant from the Big C the project aims to improve the physical and mental health of people affected by cancer. The shock of a diagnosis and the uncertainty it brings can lead to feelings of depression and anxiety, which can last for a long time after treatment. This is often felt not just by the person living with cancer but those around them too. The project aims to give those living with cancer, those with a history of cancer and also their careers, friends and relatives, a sense of achievement, positivity and social support, by exercising in a safe environment with those in a similar situation.
Exercise is safe for the majority of people living with cancer and it can help to improve mood, confidence and energy levels. Exercise does not need to be very intense to be beneficial. Light to moderate intensity exercise can improve patient's strength, mobility and functional ability. Being physically active before, during and after cancer treatment can prevent physical deconditioning, allowing these patients to continue with their daily activities and achieve a good quality of life whilst living with or recovering from cancer.Exercise sessions will be led by a specialist instructor who will be able to give advice on exercise technique, and managing activity and rest.
Those attending will be asked to complete a health screening form, if they have cancer or another long term condition, they will just need to get this signed by a doctor or nurse, to check if there are any extra precautions to take during exercise.
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