High-Intensity Exercise Reduces Fatigue During Chemotheraphy

Fatigue is a well-known problem of those undergoing chemotherapy. A new Danish study of almost 300 adults in chemotherapy randomly divided between group exercise and conventional care, or conventional care alone for 6 weeks has demonstrated that the patients who participated in high-intensity exercise (4.5 hours per week) experienced significant improvements in physical and emotional well-being–along with improved muscular strength and aerobic capacity.

PositiveTip: As strange as it may seem, physical activity may be an excellent antidote to feelings of fatigue!