Leeds Rhinos’ Player of the Year Richie Myler has praised the work Leeds Rhinos Foundation are doing with Yorkshire Cancer Research to support cancer patients in Leeds.
Myler is an ambassador for the Active Beyond Cancer, which is a 12-week course that is available to patients at different stages of cancer treatment, offering free health and fitness coaching and advice to help them increase their physical activity and improve their confidence with the long term aim of assisting in recovery from this disease.
“I think everyone’s been touched by cancer, whether it’s been in the family or themselves at some point in their lives,” said Myler.
“It’s a tough one to deal with cancer, especially if you’re lonely. By being involved in the group activity that Active Beyond Cancer offers, it makes patients part of a team so the can socialise as well as exercise.
“It has been an honour to be an ambassador for this course and I think Leeds Rhinos Foundation and Yorkshire Cancer Research are doing a great thing to support vulnerable people in the community. I have been to a variety of sessions and you can see how valuable the programme is and it is something that I’d encourage people affected by cancer to get involved with.”
The new courses run at the following venues:
Armley (Mixed Gender)
1pm – 2:30pm
Fearnville (Men Only)
1pm – 2:30pm
Rothwell (Mixed Gender)
4:30pm – 6pm
Since it launched in 2016, Active Beyond Cancer has helped over 100 people and has received plenty of positive feedback, highlighting the benefits they have received from partaking in the course. Activities such as regular circuit training and dance sessions are just some of the fun activities that are used in the programme to get attendees involved.
The course involves a mixture of exercise and education sessions are held to get people active as well as educate about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.
Physical activity is often something that is forgotten about during cancer diagnosis and recovery but the physical benefits of taking part in the programme have been proven to improve side effects experienced during treatment and can sometimes prevent the cancer returning.
If you are interested in taking part or know someone who would benefit from the course contact email@example.com.
Watch here to see what Active Beyond Cancer is about: https://youtu.be/APqvfVoa7DQ