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Research shows that exercise can help you both during and after cancer treatment. Learn more about the types of exercises that can help you, and how to do them, by watching the videos below.

These videos are designed specifically for people who are currently having cancer treatment.

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Before taking part in any exercise program, either during or after treatment, it’s important to talk to your oncologist or general practitioner (GP) about any precautions you should take. You can also read these exercise recommendations so you can adapt your exercise program to suit your type and stage of cancer.

Strength training

Strength training for balance and core

One-leg balance

Clamshell

Pelvic tilt

Bird-dog

 

Strength training exercises for upper body

Standing push-up

Modified push-up

Standing row

Shoulder press

Upright row

Biceps curl

 

Strength training exercises for legs

Calf raise

Chair rise

Wall squat

 


Flexibility exercises

Shoulder stretch

Triceps stretch

Pectoral and biceps stretch

Quadriceps stretch

Calf stretch

Hamstrings stretch

Lower back stretch

 

 


Pelvic floor exercises


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