The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Exercise 4 Cancer

Shapeup cancer exercise

Being active and exercising is one part of preparation for cancer treatment. Active Leeds for Health is a team within Leeds City Council delivering exercise and movement to improve people’s health, with personalised activity support for people newly diagnosed with Cancer. 

How will we help you stay active?

The team has a large choice of activities across Leeds suitable for all levels, especially for people new to physical activity.
Participants will have a jointly agreed personalised activity plan and all activities can be adapted to individual needs.

What will your exercise programme involve?

Your baseline level of fitness and strength will be assessed, an exercise professional will create a personalised exercise programme with you. The types of exercise, frequency and duration will be built around you.

I’ve just been diagnosed with cancer, is this safe?

Exercise programmes prior to major surgery have been shown to be safe, can increase fitness and reduce complication rates.