Exercise and Cancer is a campaign by Yorkshire Cancer Research that aims to raise awareness about the benefits of exercise for people with cancer.
Evidence shows that exercise before, during and after treatment can help improve the likelihood of survival and reduce the risk of cancer coming back.
Exercise can also help people prepare for cancer treatment and make a quicker recovery, while relieving side effects from treatment.
Despite this, just one in 20 people living with cancer in Yorkshire have taken part in a specialised exercise programme, according to our recent survey.
Worryingly, four in 10 people surveyed said they would not have taken part in a specialised exercise programme had they been offered it. The reasons for not wanting to take part were varied, including a limited awareness of benefits or a lack of confidence.
Our new short film explores the facts, told through the voices of national and international experts and directly through personal experiences.
Yorkshire Cancer Research exists so that more people in our region can live longer healthier lives, free of cancer. Thanks to the kindness of supporters, our independent charity has been funding research and saving lives since 1925. The charity funds researchers and cancer experts who pioneer early diagnosis and discover new and better treatments for people with cancer. These life-giving medical breakthroughs are helping more people to survive cancer - in Yorkshire, and beyond.
We align with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals: