Fit to Thrive | Leukaemia Foundation

Fit to Thrive

Fit to Thrive participant

Fit to Thrive is a free 12-week exercise program helping patients of all ages cope with treatment and get back to normal life, faster.

A growing body of research has shown that physical activity before, during and after cancer treatments like chemotherapy or stem cell transplants is an important part of the treatment process and can have a number of lasting benefits.

An evaluation report of the program by market research company, IPSOS has shown cancer patients report increased well-being, pain reduction and more energy for normal activities.

Other major benefits are:

  • improved muscle strength,
  • flexibility,
  • balance,
  • quality of life,
  • and decrease in fatigue.

 

Currently twelve-week  Fit to Thrive programs run in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Townsville, and Cairns. A three-week program is also available for those unable for health reasons to commit to the longer program.

Find out more

Download our brochure  for more information about how you can join the next program or contact Caroline Pollard – email cpollard@leukaemia.org.au phone 07 3055 8233. If you’re a healthcare professional, you can use our Fit to Thrive referral form.

 

Fit to Thrive videos

Our YouTube channel contains information about creating an exercise program at home; exercise demonstrations; and patient testimonials.

Always check with your health practitioner before commencing any exercise program.

 

Last updated on October 12th, 2018

Developed by the Leukaemia Foundation in consultation with people living with a blood cancer, Leukaemia Foundation support staff, haematology nursing staff and/or Australian clinical haematologists. This content is provided for information purposes only and we urge you to always seek advice from a registered health care professional for diagnosis, treatment and answers to your medical questions, including the suitability of a particular therapy, service, product or treatment in your circumstances. The Leukaemia Foundation shall not bear any liability for any person relying on the materials contained on this website.

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