One in three of us will get cancer and it's the toughest thing most of us will ever face.At Macmillan Cancer Support we provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care. There are lots of ways you can support Macmillan, from sharing your cancer experience to supporting our campaigns for change - or even signing up to a fundraising event. For more information on ways to get involved or get support visit the Macmillan Cancer Support website.
Why is Macmillan supporting Walking for Health?
There are currently two million people living with and beyond cancer in the UK, and Macmillan estimates that around 1.6 million are not physically active to recommended levels.
We know that cancer and its treatments can cause a range of side effects including fatigue, stress and anxiety, bone thinning and heart problems, physical activity including walking is a fantastic way to manage and even prevent these. Regular physical activity also has a potential role in reducing the risk of cancer recurrence and in increasing survival.
Macmillan, through its Move More campaign, offers a range of free resources to help people affected by cancer become more active, including a Get Active and Feel Good pack and exercise DVD (available from June). For more information please visit be.macmillan.org.uk and search 'Move More'.