Start by walking to work a few days a week if it is feasible for you. Invite a group of co-workers to start a lunchtime walking group.
Breast cancer survivors are now being encouraged to exercise.† In this section, we will talk about the most recent scientific studies that have looked at the benefits of exercise for breast cancer survivors. Knowing the benefits of exercise can motivate you to be more active.
Congratulations on taking the first step in improving your health. Over 20,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in Canada. Cancer research is now telling us that exercising after breast cancer helps get your body back into shape and keep a positive outlook on life. It may also help prevent recurrence of your cancer.
You can get information, training, and support to promote physical activity from Health promotion departments – your local HSE Health Promotion Department provides information and training on promoting health and well-being including physical activity.
Self-belief is the confidence that you can be physically active. It is an important factor in motivating people to be active. Choose role models that you or your group can relate to, ideally role models of similar ability. Physical activity – who says it has to be hard? “If I can do it, you can too.
Guidelines for children and young people (aged 2 –18) All children and young people should be active, at a moderate to vigorous level, for at least 60 minutes every day. Include muscle-strengthening, flexibility, and bone-strengthening exercises 3 times a week.