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How can I save up energy to combat fatigue?

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1. Plan ahead, and organize your work. Combine activities and simplify details. Ask family members or friends to help you with tasks when possible.

2. Pace yourself. A moderate pace is better than rushing through your day.

3. Balance periods of rest and work. Use your energy only on important tasks. Schedule rest before you become fatigued -- frequent, short breaks are helpful.

4. Alternate sitting and standing. When you sit, use a chair with good back support. Sit up with your back straight and your shoulders back. 5. Try to work without bending over. Adjust the level of your work instead. When you have to lift something, bend your knees and use your leg muscles to lift, not your back.

6. Limit work that requires reaching over your head or that adds to muscle tension. Change where you store items to reduce trips or reaching. Rather than moving a large load, break it into smaller ones, or use a cart. 7. Breathe evenly, and wear comfortable clothes to allow for free and easy breathing. 8. Avoid excessively hot or cold temperatures. Don't take long, hot showers or baths.

From: Breast Cancer-Related Fatigue WebMD Medical Reference

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CDC.

National Cancer Institute.

Breastcancer.org.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 30, 2017

SOURCES:

CDC.

National Cancer Institute.

Breastcancer.org.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 30, 2017

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