Today is National Cancer Wellness Awareness Day! A time that highlights the presence and benefits of cancer wellness centres. That aim to educate and encourage people to utilize such valuable resources for improved well-being!

Navigating through cancer treatment is undoubtedly one of life’s toughest challenges. It’s a time that tests not only your physical strength but your emotional resilience as well. Working with a Kinesiologist can be a valuable ally in your wellness journey, particularly through the power of exercise!

Kinesiologists design individualized exercise prescriptions that are safe, effective, and specifically tailored to your needs, considering your unique circumstances and treatment protocols.

Cancer treatments often come with side effects such as fatigue, muscle weakness, pain, and decreased range of motion. This can significantly impact your ability to perform activities of daily living. A Kinesiologist can help mitigate these symptoms by implementing gentle stretching, strength training, and aerobic exercises. This will help to alleviate stiffness, combat muscle weakness, and boost energy levels.

Maintaining or improving your physical function is crucial during cancer treatment. In particular, cancer treatment can lead to muscle atrophy, in which one starts to lose muscle mass. Therefore, incorporating exercises to increase muscle mass before treatment begins will help one stay mobile and independent while in treatment. Exercise can also reduce anxiety and depression, boost one’s mood, and overall quality of life. It is an outlet for many people, and they always feel better after the session than when they walked in!

At Longevity Nexum in Barrie, our Kinesiologists conduct an initial assessment to discuss your medical history, goals, and current fitness level. We create a personalized exercise program to help you maintain independence, so that you can continue to the things you love with the people you love. We teach you proper techniques, monitor your progress, and adjust the program as needed to ensure it remains safe and effective.

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with cancer, contact us today at 1-800-963-4409 to find out how our Kinesiologists can help!