Angie Steel, Physical Activity Co-ordinator from Albion in the Community was guest speaker at our April 2017 meeting. Albion in the Community is the official charity of Brighton and Hove Football Club and has a number of health projects, including Move More Sussex, in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support. The aim of Move More Sussex is to encourage safe physical activity during and after cancer treatment. Classes are free and have been running in Brighton but are now being held elsewhere across Sussex. Details can be found on the Albion in the Community website:
Angie talked about individualised exercise programmes alongside one to one motivational interviewing sessions. Recommendations are for 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity and 75 minutes of vigorous activity per week. Start slowly and increase your level of activity avoiding high impact whatever level you are at. NICE guidance recommends twice weekly exercise for men on androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). Being physically active can improve energy levels as well as increase your appetite.
Courses run for 10 weeks and you can self-refer so do check out the website above. If you live in the Brighton area you can also find further information with Brighter Outlook which offers free, personalised physical activity for people living with and beyond cancer in Brighton and Hove. This project is funded by Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group and supported by Macmillan Cancer Support.