Exercise is important to treatment. It can:
- Strengthen bones
- Reduce fatigue
- Help with balance
- It reduces fatigue and helps you have more energy
- It can help lower anxiety and depression
- It can make you feel better
From Everyday Health:
The ACS also recommends the following exercise safety tips:
- Avoid public gyms if you have a higher risk of infection. This can happen if your white blood cell count is low.
- Minimize activities in which you're likely to fall, such as walking on uneven ground.
- Avoid lifting heavy weights if your myeloma affects your bones.
- If your feet are numb stick with exercises in which you're not as likely to fall. These include use of a recumbent stationary bicycle.
Get Moving to Cope With Multiple Myeloma Symptoms (Everyday Health)
Staying Fit With Multiple Myeloma (University of Rochester Medical Center)
Myeloma: Nutrition and Physical Activity (Lifescript)
Lifestyle changes after having multiple myeloma, diet, exercise, rest, fatigue (American Cancer Society)