Advice on how to do regular physical activity

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Physical activity every day can help you feel better both physically and emotionally. It can also help reduce one of the symptoms of many diseases, such as multiple myeloma (MM), so-called  fatigue, or a sense of fatigue and exhaustion that many patients may feel. To be active is not necessary to join a gym, but can do with a little daily exercise, like a short walk, when possible. Overall, the important thing is to choose activities that are within your reach. It is therefore important to seek advice from your doctor and together assess which are the most physical activities suited to your condition. Moreover, given the increased risk of infections in immunocompromised patients, it is important to pay particular attention to the choice of activities to practice. You should avoid situations that could expose you to infections, such as an enclosed environment where there are a large number of people.

Here are some types of recommended physical activities:

  • Walking outdoors.
  • Preferably, when the distance is not too far, go on foot rather than by car or public transport.
  • Cycling.
  • Dancing, bocce, tennis, etc.
  • Practice yoga, Tai-Chi.
  • Remember to adapt the activities to your physical abilities.
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