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How can staying active help you manage acute myeloid leukemia?

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Staying as active as possible will give you more energy and fight fatigue.

Ask your doctor how to exercise safely with AML. A physical therapist can help you design a fitness program that matches your strength and energy levels.

Start slowly. At first, you might only be able to walk for a few minutes at a time. Gradually increase the length and intensity of your workouts once you feel ready. Your goal is to do 30 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise on most days of the week.

From: Living With Acute Myeloid Leukemia WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Appetite Changes," "How Might Treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia Affect Your Emotional Health?" "Lifestyle Changes After Treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia," "Nutrition for the Person with Cancer During Treatment."

American Society for Clinical Oncology: "Managing Stress," "Physical Activity Tips for Survivors."

Cancer Research UK: "Alcohol and chemotherapy," "Diet and exercise after acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)."

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: "Neutropenic Diet."

National Cancer Institute: "Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment (PDQ) - Patient Version."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 29, 2017

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Appetite Changes," "How Might Treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia Affect Your Emotional Health?" "Lifestyle Changes After Treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia," "Nutrition for the Person with Cancer During Treatment."

American Society for Clinical Oncology: "Managing Stress," "Physical Activity Tips for Survivors."

Cancer Research UK: "Alcohol and chemotherapy," "Diet and exercise after acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)."

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: "Neutropenic Diet."

National Cancer Institute: "Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment (PDQ) - Patient Version."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 29, 2017

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