Wellbeing program helps people living with cancer

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Free wellbeing classes designed for people living with cancer will be soon be offered in Mandurah.

The Cancer Council Life Now program that run for 12 weeks and will offer yoga and exercise for people diagnosed with cancer within the last two years or who are undergoing treatment. 

A statement from the Cancer Council said the program aims to guide participants through gentle stretching to help improve fitness, flexibility and overall wellbeing.

“Studies have found that regular yoga practice can improve mood, sleep quality and decrease cancer-related stress,” the statement said. 

The program runs for 12 weeks, facilitated by an accredited exercise physiologist and tailor-made for people affected by cancer.

Participants receive an individualised program and experience the benefits in a safe and supportive group environment. 

The exercise program will run from February 20, 2018 and yoga will run from May 7. 

Registrations are essential as numbers are limited. Some eligibility criteria apply.

To register contact the Cancer Council on 13 11 20, or go to the Cancer Council website at www.cancerwa.asn.au for more information.