Ellis Fischel Cancer Center's Cancer Exercise Series provides our patients and community an opportunity to engage in physical activity.

We know that physical activity helps cancer patients recover — both physically and mentally. It also helps prevent some types of cancer.

The physical therapists and cancer specialists at University of Missouri Health Care recognize exercise can be difficult, whether it's finding the right program for you or working it into your schedule. We've created 20-minute exercise routines for all abilities – for beginners to advanced – to help you get started.

After your workout, please take our survey to help us understand your exercise needs.

Level 1: Beginning

This beginner's level routine includes chair yoga and stretching exercises.

Level 2: Beginning intermediate

This transitional beginner's intermediate level routine includes mobility exercises and a cardiovascular exercise such as walking.

Level 3: Intermediate

This intermediate level routine includes mobility exercises, a strength circuit and a cardiovascular exercise such as walking or lateral movements.

Level 4: Intermediate to Advanced

This intermediate advanced level routine includes mobility exercises, a strength circuit and a cardiovascular exercise such as an easy run or HIIT workout.

Level 5: Advanced

This advanced level routine includes mobility exercises, movement intervals and a cardiovascular exercise such as running or a HIIT workout.

Patient Survey Post-Exercise

Help us understand your fitness level and what resources you need to be successful by filling out the survey below. All answers are confidential.

Overall Health

Rate 1 as very poor and 4 as excellent (Higher overall score, the better overall fitness).

Physical activity routine

Rate 1 as very difficult and 4 as I have no trouble (Higher the overall score, the better overall fitness).

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