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Exercise & Cancer Fatigue: Traffic Light System

In this 6-minute video, Nancy Campbell, MS, explains the traffic light system – a way to gauge your energy levels and move your body when you might be experiencing cancer-related fatigue.

Self-Acupressure for Cancer-Related Fatigue

In this 4-minute video, Dongyan Yu, MB, MS, LicAc, demonstrates simple and self-guided acupressure techniques that may help improve cancer-related fatigue. Although more research is needed, acupressure has demonstrated a short-term effectiveness in alleviating cancer-related fatigue, particularly for patients undergoing chemotherapy.

Qigong, Tai Chi, & Meditation For Fatigue

In this 13-minute video, Ramel Rones, Tai Chi Master, demonstrates Mind-Body techniques from the Eastern health and martial arts philosophies, such as Qigong (Chi Kung), Tai Chi, and Meditation, that may help relieve cancer-related fatigue symptoms.

A Walking Meditation to Help Combat Fatigue

In this 22-minute meditation, Patricia Arcari, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, guides you in awakening your senses by meditating in motion. When feeling fatigued, especially due to cancer treatment, a Walking Meditation may help boost energy levels and improve mood; it can be practiced outdoors or indoors, wherever there is space to walk.

Body Percussion to Fight Fatigue

In this 7-minute video, Heather Woods, MA, MT-BC, leads you through an upbeat and interactive Body Percussion exercise to help fight cancer-related fatigue and boost your mood! Active music-making and drumming have been shown to have a positive impact on wellbeing and are a fun way to relax and connect with your body.