Event seeks to promote healthier Cancer recoveries

THE VITAL IMPORTANCE of physical activity by people who have received treatment for Cancer will be discussed at a special talk being delivered in Fochabers later this month.

A programme promoted by Macmillan under the banner ‘Move More’ will be the subject of the talk from Caroline Van Der Heiden, the charity’s development officer.

A Macmillan Cancer spokeswoman said: “Leading a physically active lifestyle both during and after cancer is linked to an improvement in many of the adverse effects of cancer and its treatments.

“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.

“Despite these benefits, only 23% of people living with cancer are active to recommended levels. There is growing evidence that physical activity is important for patients at all stages of the cancer care pathway.”

Entry to the talk is free and will be held in the Fochabers Library at 3pm on Thursday, March 23. Places should, however, be reserved in advance by calling 01343 821434 or by Email to Fochabers.library@moray.gov.uk.