We CAN Cancer Rehabilitation classes launch in Hertfordshire

The Herts Sports and Physical Activity Partnership (HSP) based at the University of Hertfordshire is launching an exciting new project to support those living with and beyond cancer in Hertfordshire.  

Evidence suggests that being physically active can help maintain a healthy weight and reduce the risk of developing 13 different types of cancer, including reducing the risk of developing breast cancer by up to 20% and colon cancer by 30%. Furthermore, research also says that exercise can improve the quality of life of people affected by cancer and help reduce disease progression and decrease its reoccurrence. 

We CAN aims to engage adults through a 12-week programme of bespoke group exercise, designed to help overcome the side effects of cancer treatment. In addition, part of the session focuses on socialising over refreshments to create friendship groups, thereby supporting participants to continue their journey beyond the three-month period. 

With the valuable support of Lister and Watford General hospitals, the programme will be launched this October in Watford, South Oxhey, St Albans, Borehamwood and Stevenage for a trial period of six months.  

The programme criteria and referral form can be found at www.sportinherts.org.uk/wecan, or contact Programme Coordinator Alicja Polak on 07902 133707 or at a.polak@herts.ac.uk to make an enquiry. Referrals are now open.