Week 3 leader board

It’s nearly the final week of the Move More Ayrshire Step Count Challenge! Check how your team is doing on the leader board below.

Photo Competition Winners

Thank you all for your fantastic entries for the Photo Competition! Choosing a winner was difficult but some of you captured the essence of the challenge perfectly.

Winning photo

The winner is Janice Murray from team Happy Feet, who sent in this photo, taken on a walk round Edzell.  Janice will receive a Macmillan goody bag. 

Benefits of being physically active for people affected by cancer

Physical activity can benefit patients at all stages of the cancer care pathway. Keeping active can improve survival rates, help maintain quality of life, improve sleep, have mental health benefits, reduce fatigue and risk of falls.

What motivates people with cancer to get active?

As highlighted in this Macmillan Report people want to hear from a trusted health care professional that being physically active is safe and right for them and their condition. A cancer diagnosis can signal an enhanced motivation to change lifestyle behaviours and become more receptive to health behaviour change interventions, referred to as a ‘Teachable Moment’.

Physical Activity Report

An active lifestyle helps overcome fatigue, anxiety and depression, whilst protecting the heart, lungs and bones. In some cases, being physically active has been shown to slow disease progression, improve survival and reduce the chance of recurrence.

 

Online Courses & Resources:

Understanding Physical Activity and CancerLearnzone

A short video course for professionals to enable you to raise awareness of the importance of physical activity and signpost people to further support.

To access the course for free please click here

 

Cancer Awareness Online Course

This free e-learning course is for anyone who would like to improve their knowledge about cancer and to help them to support others who are affected by cancer.

 

Physical Activity & Cancer Treatment

booklet

This booklet is written for people living with or after cancer who want to now more about the benefits of being physically active. It includes practical advice and links to useful organisations.

To order the product or to download please click here