By Jennifer Ahlstrom | Posted - Apr 1st, 2014





I'm trying to stay physically active. Any suggestions on good activities for a myeloma patient?

Any activity (as long as your doctor approves!) is good activity. Aim for at least 30 minutes a day. Walking is terrific. So is yoga, which has numerous physical and mental benefits. Dex is a muscle wasting drug so you might be extra weak. Weight lifting is a great idea but be extremely cautious with the amount of weight so you don't injure yourself or break a bone. Definitely discuss with your doctor before getting into a public swimming pool.

Jennifer Ahlstrom
About the Author

Jennifer Ahlstrom - Jenny A - Myeloma survivor, patient advocate, wife, mom of 6. Believer that patients can help accelerate a cure by weighing in and participating in clinical trials. Founder of Myeloma Crowd, Myeloma Crowd Radio, HealthTree and the CrowdCare Foundation.


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