Getting Started

The first step is often the hardest, however we are here to help you and your support network to prepare you for your exercise journey. Simply follow these 3 steps in order, by reading or completing the attached, downloadable documents (highlighted):

Step 1: Prepare yourself, your family and your friends by completing an exercise plan, which will assist you to identify activities you enjoy, with some useful information, hints and tips to make exercise fun in a supportive and encouraging environment.

Step 2: Download your new exercise program card, which you will be-able to use to record the regular physical activity you complete, and will assist to keep you on track during each of your exercise sessions for each week of the program.

Step 3: Familiarise yourself with the do’s and don’ts of physical activity and exercise; the support networks available to you; and some frequently asked questions regarding exercise for Prostate Cancer patients which will assist you toward feeling comfortable, secure and motivated towards engaging in physical activity.

Before you proceed to write your exercise program and start engaging in exercise, it is important that you know when you should stop activity. Health benefits provided through exercise far outweigh any risk. Exercise is effective and very safe in people with cancer, however, if you experience any of the following sensations or symptoms while exercising, you should stop immediately:

  • Faint, Dizziness or Nauseous
  • Confused or Disorientated
  • Sudden Shortness of Breath
  • Sudden Feeling of Weakness or Tiredness
  • Chest Pain; or Numbness in Hands or Feet
  • Continued Difficulty Breathing
  • Sudden Muscle, Bone or Joint Pain

If you have any concerns, please follow the advice and guidance of your physician.

You are now ready to write your exercise program!