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Get Active Feel Good

Macmillan cancer support: A short stroll can make all the difference - find out more here

Whether you are living with cancer today, or have completed your treatment a while ago, being active can be a positive step on your journey towards a healthier and happier life.

Even if you can only fit in a small amount of physical activity, like doing gentle exercises while watching your favourite television show, a little activity can still help make a difference towards your recovery and general wellbeing.

Evidence shows that physical activity can help in a number of ways, including:

  • Reducing the side effects of treatment
  • Regaining muscle strength after treatment
  • Giving your mood a lift
  • Taking care of your overall health

Boots and Macmillan: Here to support you

We understand cancer treatment can leave you feeling tired and you will need time to regain your strength.

Beginning to incorporate physical activity into your life can therefore naturally make you nervous, particularly if you were not active before.

So, if you need help making that first step, a conversation with a member of our pharmacy team can help you get started and also offer support along the way.

Pick up your free Get Active Feel Good DVD

Macmillan Cancer Support has also developed a Get Active Feel Good DVD.

The following video gives you a taster of what you'll find on the DVD.

The DVD includes:

  • A 60-minute programme offering a range of exercises to music
  • Two or three levels for each exercise to give you options depending on how you are feeling
  • Inspiring testimonials from people who have had cancer and used physical activity to help them

You can pick up your free copy from your local Boots store or order it from Macmillan Cancer Support by clicking here.

The DVD is part of Macmillan Cancer Support's Move More resources which include a pack and activity diary with tips to help you work out what level of activity is right for you.

The pack also offers handy ways to help you stay motivated along the way. Over time, you might be able to gradually build up from doing simple tasks around the house to taking a gentle stroll in the park.

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