What is the Macmillan Move More Highland programme?

High Life Highland are working in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support to deliver the Move More Highland programme. A lifestyle and behaviour change programme to help people affected by cancer make physical activity a part of their routine.

Taking part in physical activity before, during and after cancer treatment can play a huge role in enabling you to take back control. Evidence shows that physical activity is largely safe and being active can help to prevent a recurrence of cancer, slow disease progression, as well as, reducing the side effects and consequences of cancer treatment, such as fatigue and depression. Find out more at Macmillan.

Qualified exercise specialists will be on hand to provide guidance on physical activity, design exercise programmes and signpost pathways to becoming more active, as well as helping to support all round positive lifestyle change. It’s not about running marathons, it’s about taking small steps in becoming healthier and more active.

 

What’s included?

Your first 12 sessions are free of charge. It can feel overwhelming to start something new and so you are welcome to  bring a family member or friend along to make you feel more comfortable. After the 12 sessions, you will have an activity review with a cancer exercise specialist as we work together to find the best next steps for you.

 

Current activities:

Our Move More team remain committed to providing opportunities and support for people affected by cancer to become or remain physically active, as much as is possible and safe in these unprecedented times.

We are able to provide an individually tailored and personalised home exercise programme and we also have a range of online classes available.

 

How do I register an interest in joining?

All you need to do is complete the Move More self-referral form (click here) to register your interest. One of our Cancer Exercise Specialists will then contact you to have a chat, ask a few questions and listen to what you have to say before discussing ways to make physical activity part of your life.

If you are a Health & Social Care Professional looking to refer a patient please complete our Move More Health Professional referral form (click here).

For more information, contact the Move More Highland team:

Chloe Young              01463 667500 #8595

Martin Godwin            07585 403474

By email: movemore@highlifehighland.com

Follow our Macmillan Move More Highland Facebook page

 

Additional resources:

Macmillan Cancer Support have developed the following home workout video which can be performed sitting or standing: