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What are some tips for exercising to help with cancer-related fatigue?

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Regular, moderate exercise can ease those feelings, help you stay active, and give you more energy. Even during your cancer treatment, you may be able to keep exercising. Here are some tips:

  • Check with your doctor before you begin an exercise program.
  • Start slowly if you get the OK. Give your body time to adjust.
  • Keep a regular exercise schedule. Try to be active at least 150 minutes a week.  If you're just starting, build up to this amount over time.
  • The right kind of exercise never makes you feel sore, stiff, or exhausted. If you that happens or you feel out of breath, you're overdoing it.

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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