Move More ANGUSalive
If you have had a cancer diagnosis, whatever stage you are in your cancer journey, Move More ANGUSalive is here to support you to get and stay active.
What is Move More?
ANGUSalive is working in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support to develop Move More across Angus. Move More Scotland is part of Macmillan Cancer Support’s national campaign to support people living with and beyond cancer to find an activity that is right for them, with individually tailored health behaviour change support for people to continue to be active.
The programme aims to ensure that people living with cancer are supported to become physically active, both before, during and after treatment. In addition to our established programme of activities, we are now developing a programme of cancer specific opportunities:
Gentle Movement, walking, gardening, and circuit-based classes.
Gentle Movement classes take participants through a range of exercises which incorporate breathing techniques and mindfulness, and are led by qualified volunteers.
The exercises are designed to get people moving but also provide an opportunity to relax. All the exercises can be done seated or standing.
These classes are delivered by fitness instructors with specialist cancer and exercise training. Circuit-based classes consist of a variety of simple exercises that are done in a circuit that is adapted to suit your level of ability and fitness.
The instructors are always on hand to offer guidance and support.
Led by a trained volunteer, these groups are low level, short, sociable walks which can be adapted to suit the participants.
Macmillan friendly health walks are currently available in:
Wee Walks, Mondays 2pm
Meander, Wednesdays 12pm
Health Walks, Tuesdays 10am
Health Walks, Fridays 10am
Walk & Talk, Mondays 1pm
If you are interested in attending, please telephone or e-mail Move More.
These are led by volunteers and provide participants with the opportunity to get active through gardening.
Activities can include developing floral and sensory garden displays or growing your own fruit and vegetables to harvest and take home to enjoy. Raised beds are utilised for ease of access and green fingers are not required.
Gardening activities are due to be developed soon.
Why Move More?
Leading a physically active lifestyle during and after cancer is linked to improvements in many of the adverse effects of cancer and its treatments. An active lifestyle can help overcome fatigue, anxiety and depression, while 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.
Who is eligible to access Move More?
Anyone in Angus who has had a cancer diagnosis is eligible for support to be physically active through Move More ANGUSalive.
Macmillan is one of the leading charitable organisations in the UK, providing specialised health care, support and information to people affected by cancer and their families. The charity was founded in 1911 by Douglas Macmillan with the mission to ease the suffering of families affected by cancer, and strives to continue improving the experience of those affected by the disease. For support, call Macmillan free on 0808 808 00 00 or visit www.macmillan.org.uk