We are delighted to join forces with Doctor Do More and Cancer Council Central Coast again in the Central Coasts biggest step challenge #MoveAgainstCancer happening this month. Our amazing founder and head therapist, Kate Perkins was a contestant dancing up a storm along with Doctor Do More at the Cancer Councils “Stars on the Coast” earlier this year and she is pleased to be able to work again with her mate and fellow physical activity advocate who are both on a mission to get people exercising and moving more to improve their health and happiness.
Emergency doctor, Dr Ash Bowden aka Doctor Do More, and Cancer Council Central Coast are calling on Coasties to step it up in September in the fight against cancer. From September 1st until September 30th Coasties are coming together in teams to step it out and help raise much needed funds for cancer research. Cancer Rehabilitation & Lymphatic Solutions and Bounce Back from Breast Cancer is thrilled to be able to support this fantastic initiative as a sponsor.
We are also stepping up in September as a team, completing over 10 000 steps a day joining Coasties from across the region in our quest to move more and help beat cancer.
Now more than ever, taking care of yourself and those you care about is paramount. Physical and mental health is a huge component of this which is why regular physical activity is so important. This fundraiser challenge is COVID-19 friendly, allowing people to stay mentally and physically active by encouraging the simplest form of movement, walking!
Why is exercise important for cancer patients?
For many reasons! Exercise or movement, during cancer treatment is known to counteract symptoms of cancer related fatigue; enhances the function of the lymphatic system – reducing the likelihood of developing lymphoedema; reduces the likelihood of cancer recurrence; increases strength, movement & energy; reconditions the body; increases bone density; enhances gut health.
Exercise is also recognised in helping to prevent cancer and other conditions as well as alleviating stress and anxiety.
Know someone with cancer who needs access to online help during lockdown?
The Bounce Back from Breast Cancer tailored training program and online community is a world first for offering completely personalised, guided recovery and rehabilitation for women anywhere in the world, that they can access in the comfort of their own loungeroom.
Find out more about the program here
Doctor Do More is also helping to get the Coast moving more via the free local physical activity search engine, check it out here
Let’s make a difference Central Coast! Step it up today!