Cancer & The Importance of Active Living

Cancer Project

Embracing an active lifestyle after undergoing cancer treatment can be difficult. Surgery, radiation treatment, and chemotherapy can leave you feeling worn out.

Fortunately, getting more active can help you feel less tired. It is also a safe and fun way to improve your health and well-being. Being active helps all older healthy adults lead healthier lives, including older adult cancer survivors.

At Active Aging Canada we have produced a brochure to provide you with straight-forward facts about the benefits of activity for cancer patients and survivors, answering common questions such as:

  • Why should I, as a cancer survivor, be active?
  • How do I get started?
  • What activities should I consider trying?
  • How can I be safe while being active?

View the web-friendly version of the brochure here: Make Physical Activity a Fun and Save Part of Your Healthy Life.

For a printable version, please click here.

University of Waterloo’s Well-Fit Centre

The Well-Fit Centre at the University of Waterloo provides a safe place for cancer patients and survivors to be active.

Watch this video and listen to the true stories from cancer survivors about the benefits of exercise and keeping strong while in treatment and as a cancer survivor.


Univeristy of Waterloo - UW Well-Fit


For additional information, visit our practitioner’s resource page.

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