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Public lecture: Can exercise help fight cancer?

Dr Fehmidah Munir will present at an NCSEM public lecture on exercise and cancer this March.

Dr Munir is a Reader in Health Psychology and a registered Health Psychologist working at the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University. She has 15 years of experience working with those affected by cancer, their health professionals and cancer charities. Dr Munir is a specialist in exercise management during cancer treatment, focussing on walking as a means of alleviating fatigue, worry and anxiety.

Being physically inactive or leading a sedentary lifestyle may increase the risk of developing some cancers such as breast and colon cancer. Being physically active may not only help prevent the risk of these cancer but can also help with recovery when undergoing treatment for cancer.

This lecture will discuss the most influential studies in this area. It will explore which cancers have been linked to physical inactivity and how exercise helps to reduce the risk.

Wednesday 11 March 2020, 5.30pm
Room 1.39, National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine, Loughborough University (see campus map)

To reserve your seat, please email Alison Stanley