February 17, 2016

When fatigue sets in, a boost is always welcomed!

Fatigue associated with prostate cancer or cancer treatments is totally normal.

However, it can be hard to manage this fatigue, since it can be caused by multiple factors at once. So here are a few tips to help you to recover some of your usual energy.

A Healthy Lifestyle

Eating well, drinking a lot of water, practicing a regular and moderate physical activity; these good habits allow you to keep a normal energy level. Yet, when you’re sick, it can be hard to maintain these good habits, since you aren’t always able to eat as much as you should. If your treatment against prostate cancer prevents you from eating enough, consulting a dietician could be a good idea.

Moreover, practicing an activity like walking or swimming can contribute to reduce tiredness. While moving, the body secretes stimulating and euphoria-inducing hormones.

Giving Importance to Rest

Despite fatigue, it can be hard for you to fall asleep at night, especially if you have thousands of worries on your mind. Hence, many relaxation techniques can help you to find sleep more easily.

Furthermore, during the day, you can allow yourself some rest times. Of course, a nap can bring you a world of good, but a few minutes rest can reenergize you just as much, if not more. A complementary therapy, such as acupuncture, massaging, yoga or meditation, can also contribute to stimulate you and manage your tiredness.

Planning the Day

It can be hard to plan some activities if you suffer from prostate cancer, however planning a few activities brings a goal to your day. You should give the priority to activities that seem the most important; if you can’t do the others, it doesn’t matter.

Make your activities at your own pace, and don’t try to go too fast or to do more than you’re able to. Don’t forget to include activities you appreciate in your schedule.

Finally, pay attention to your environment. Indeed, air temperature and humidity can often affect your health, particularly if you have prostate cancer. These small tips will probably give you a little boost to recover a satisfying level of energy and to manage your fatigue more easily.

Benefits of Good Nutrition and Exercise on Prostate Cancer

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