Cancer Fatigue and the Exercise Connection
by Antoinette P. Sander, DPT, MS, CLT-LANA
There is strong evidence that physical exercise can break the deconditioning cycle and reduce the symptoms of cancer-related fatigue. Physical exercise has been recommended during and following cancer treatment to decrease the loss in physical performance and increase functional capacity. In fact, when basic activities of daily living are difficult to perform, simply doing them can be exercise.