Recovering from cancer?  Taking exercise is really important


The aim of the Retirement Reinvented website is to make better use of the energies, enthusiasm and expertise of people who are retiring younger (in fitness if not in years!) than formerly, to benefit both themselves and the community. But what if you are not feeling too fit, and are just recovering from (or are still in the midst of) a brush with cancer? Maybe it has left you depressed and frequently tired, and feeling that you need a complete rest.
 Macmillan Cancer believe that the idea of a complete rest is a myth and indeed is positively harmful, and that you should be getting out and doing any kind of exercise that you can.  This is a time when you really need to make sure that you are taking some regular exercise, as this will be of great importance in helping you recover, and maybe prevent any recurrence. It doesn’t have to mean a couple of dozen press ups every morning or signing up to a Royal Marine commando training course. Even quite gentle exercise, say regular walking or cycling,  can make a great difference.    
Macmillan Cancer are doing something about this by having a Move More Campaign, and you can read more about this campaign at
/Cancerinformation/Livingwithandaftercancer/Physicalactivity/Physicalactivity.aspx , or watch J Brand’s video about ‘Moving More’.  
 Also, Retirement Reinvented have a topic page on the subject of taking exercise which may give you some ideas. 


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