Staying active after a chronic illness diagnosis

Kristin Campbell, director of UBC’s Clinical Exercise Physiology Laboratory, was interviewed on BC Almanac on the role of exercise and physical activity in the treatment of chronic diseases, particularly cancer.

“Doing something that you love, getting out there and being active has important impacts on your feelings of well-being or things you want to do and may have impacts on your health and well-being going forward,” said Campbell.

She added that exercise could be used to complement cancer treatment, so that people don’t lose aerobic fitness and strength and are able to re-engage in the things they want to do after they complete the treatment.