This section of our website is to showcase other resources that we think are brilliant! These links are to different resources to help, inspire, support or educate you in your journey to Moving Against Cancer.
We'd love to make this an online education tool to help our community. Please let us know if there are any websites or links you think we should include on here.
We also have our own 5k Your Way YouTube Channel full of more useful information from Move Your Way sessions, Q&A's and motivational resources- Check it out by clicking below.
CanRehab is the first UK training provider to offer level 4 cancer and exercise rehabilitation courses.
If you are living with or beyond cancer and would like to work with one of their instructors, please get in touch: anna.campbell@CanRehab.co.uk
This is an awesome resource to help Health Care Professionals integrate physical activity conversations into routine clinical care.
Macmillian have a lot of excellent resources on exercising when living with and beyond cancer.
Check out this evidence review
This booklet for health care professionals
Click the link below for more general advice on healthy eating and activity.
The Centre for Health and Human Performance (CHHP) began as a new concept in fully integrated specialist services directly accessible to anyone. They combine the very latest in Specialist Medicine, Human Performance, Sport and Exercise Medicine, Nutrition, Physiotherapy and Sport Science.
They are also currently running a FREE covid clinic for anyone who has had Covid and are looking to build back into exercising safely. This involves a short Video consultation with Dr Rebecca Robinson, consultant in Exercise Med at the centre. Email : email@example.com use the code '5KYW'.
The Cancer Care map is an excellent tool, it is a UK wide online directory of cancer care services, putting you in touch with the support organisations in your local area.
SafeFit is a fantastic free remote service for anyone in the UK with suspicion of or confirmed diagnosis of cancer. They put you in contact with a cancer exercise specialist who will help you via video consultations during the coronavirus crisis.
The cancer exercise specialists offer you advice, support and resources to maintain and improve physical and mental well-being.
The Secondary Sisters are two friends who have secondary breast cancer. They are doing an incredible job of changing perceptions of living with incurable breast cancer.
Their Instagram feed contains so much great information to educate and inform as well as to promote many other brilliant initiatives and charities.
Ryan founded Life Kitchen after his mum died of cancer; they provide free cookery classes and recipes to help people living with cancer to enjoy food again.
Check out their website to find out some excellent free recipes. He also has an excellent new book: 'Life Kitchen: Recipes to revive the joy of taste and flavour.'
This easy to follow, eight week plan provides you with targets to aim for each week, with the end goal being to walk 5k. You can take part in parkrun during the programme, or you could choose to walk in a place and at a time of your own choosing.
Sarah Russell is a Clinical Exercise Specialist, Cancer Rehabilitation Instructor and Clinical Pilates Teacher.
Sarah is also an expert on all things bowel cancer and having a stoma. She has written this fantastic book: 'The Bowel Cancer Recovery Toolkit' which we thoroughly recommend.
Carolyn is a friend, a brilliant cancer rehab instructor and one of our fabulous 5k Your Way Ambassadors at Southwark.
Recently, we were lucky enough to have Carolyn as a guest on our podcast and she chats to Gemma all about the new book (and much more!) listen now HERE.
We couldn't recommend this book more and huge CONGRATS to Carolyn. You can order it NOW HERE #getyouroomphback
Here is a series of excellent videos about Lymphoedema. Check them out to learn more about the importance of exercise, compression garments, skin care, exercise ideas and much more.
Prehab4Cancer is project in Greater Manchester to support those newly diagnosed with cancer, to engage in exercise, nutritional screening support with emotional well-being. They are recognising the importance of preparation ‘Prehabilitation’ and active recovery pathways in cancer treatment.
There are so many brilliant resources on their website HERE and excellent videos on their YouTube Channel.
Moving through cancer is a brilliant website and book by Dr Kathryn Schmitz.
They both talk through 5 steps to Moving Through Cancer:
Eat, Sleep, Lift, Log, Move.
Beth has recently become a Rickmansworth 5k Your Way Ambassador. This year, she has also launched her own business: Bounce Back Exercise to support people with Cancer, Parkinson's and Multiple Sclerosis.
We think the videos on her website are brilliant! There's different videos for every level: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced and to work different parts of your body too.
Vicki Gilbert’s life has not been without its challenges and in this video she shares the obstacles she’s overcome and the amazing things she has achieved while building resilience.
Vicki is a Channel Relay swimmer, lecturer in PE, sign language teacher, cancer survivor, amputee, volunteer at Leeds Teaching Hospitals. Not to mention a regular fundraiser and mum to three children!
This is an excellent video and really worth watching and sharing with your family and friends.
It really makes you think about what you CAN do rather than what you can't- Thank you very much Vicki!
This website contains lots of excellent blogs on how to exercise when living with and beyond cancer.
From prehab to HITT sessions to strength training to running to prostate cancer to osteoporosis- there's brilliant, informative and well-written information for everyone to understand.
Carolyn is a fabulous writer and a very knowledgeable cancer rehab instructor. She is currently writing a book: A guide to getting fitter and stronger, for people living with, or beyond, cancer. We can't wait to read it!
Tony Collier is a fantastic asset to 5k Your Way. He is our Wilmslow ambassador and our North West Regional Champion. He is brilliant at promoting the importance of exercise when living with and beyond cancer to everyone and has been instrumental in setting up many groups in and around Greater Manchester and the rest of the North West.
His blogs are great to read and clearly come straight from the heart. Here's a snippet for you:
"Why do I run then?
Firstly because it’s a massive part of my life and my running buddies mean the world to me but, secondly, running really helps dealing with all those horrible side effects as well as maintaining my mental health which took quite a hit with a terminal cancer diagnosis and, even now, the black dog of despair can and does descend. A run always helps though.
I suppose that there is another reason. Maybe I’m trying to outrun the cancer. I certainly think it will prolong my prognosis by staying as fit as possible."
Sarah's website contains so many brilliant resources. She is an excellent support to 5k Your Way, you'll often find her leading our Move Your Way sessions!
Her blogs are great, from life after a cancer diagnosis to exercise and diet tips, there's something everyone will find useful.
'Putting the CAN in Cancer': This is an excellent podcast hosted by Steve Bland, Deborah James and Lauren Mahon.
They discuss every topic relating to cancer- there are hundreds of podcasts to go back and listen to and excellent blogs too. This is really worth downloading and listening to.
Lucy and Gemma talk about MOVE Charity and 5k Your Way on this one about cancer and exercise.
Luke Grenfell-Shaw is currently cycling from Bristol to Beijing on a tandem with other CanLivers.*
He is also producing awesome podcasts with fantastic guests telling their stories of turning a challenge into an opportunity. He has interviewed both Lucy and Gemma - 100% well worth listening back to their incredible stories as well as many other brilliant guests.
*CanLiver = someone living with cancer: facing the uncertainty and challenge of cancer on a daily basis, yet acknowledging we can live with cancer - richly and fully.
Parkrun is the fantastic community in which all of our 5k Your Way groups are guests on the last Saturday of the month. Have a look at the overall website here! They also have some fantastic blogs on there.
Have a listen to their fantastic podcast: Hosted by Vassos Alexander (the sports bloke off the Chris Evans Breakfast Show) and Helen Williams (a parkrun Event Director and co-founder of the first parkrun outside of London).
They bring news from parkrun around the world; interviews with special guests; hints, tips and inspiration.
Rad Chat is the new cancer specific podcast, designed for cancer patients, healthcare professionals and educationalists. Jo and Naman are both therapeutic radiographers who have unique backgrounds, bringing specialist knowledge and skills to the conversation. They have already had some truly amazing guests including Steve Bland, Dr. Liz O'Riodan, Sara Liyanage, Charlotte Beardmore, Janice St John Mathews, Will Kinnard and Samantha Evans to name but a few, with more high-profile guests lined up until March next year.
Their guests include cancer patients, healthcare professionals, researchers, and leaders within healthcare. This new podcast is designed to educate and inform healthcare professionals working in oncology with Society and College of Radiographers CPD accreditation.