Fatigue often hinders cancer patients in being physical active. Ironically this condition can be lessened by exercise.
Tai Chi was thus amongst the offers for guests at RehabilitationCenter Dallund during a course week entitled "Mental and physical training after cancer".
Disease and cancer treatment-related side effects such as decreased energy level, muscle weakness, and declines in functional status & body mass have been well documented.
There is evidence that exercise such as Tai Chi results in an decrease in fatigue levels over the course of cancer treatment.
Additionally, there is evidence that regular training can decrease emotional stress, blood pressure, the duration of neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, and pain.
Exercise also has been shown to increase quality of life and improve the maximal oxygen uptake during exertion, sleep patterns, and cognition.
RehabilitationCenter Dallund is run by Kræftens Bekæmpelse (The Danish Cancer Society) to give cancer patients, who have finished their treatment, a possibility for inspiration and new energy to get on after the illness. Dallund is also a research center, which gathers & distributes knowledge about rehabilitation requirement.
Dallund receives financial support from the Danish Home Office & Ministry of Health to projects involving 15 municipalities all over Denmark. These municipal projects works purposeful and systematical with cancer patients requirements for rehabilitation. The projects target is, that the citizen through a cancer rehabilitation course preserves and rebuilds physical, psychological and social abilities.