If you are eating or drinking less, or doing less physical activity, you may lose some muscle and strength. Gentle physical activity can help improve your strength and fitness. This can help you to deal with symptoms, and improve how you feel generally.
Find something you enjoy doing, and take it easy. You may find that some days are better than others. You might find it easier to exercise with a friend or relative. But make sure you are in control of how much you do.
Speak to your doctor or nurse before starting any kind of exercise plan. They can advise on the best activities for you, and any safety issues to be aware of. If you have diabetes, be aware that exercising can affect your blood sugar levels.
Your doctor or nurse may refer you to a physiotherapist or occupational therapist for more specialist advice. Physiotherapists help people cope with illness and manage symptoms through movement and exercise. Occupational therapists provide equipment and help with everyday activities, such as dressing or going to the shops.
Some cancer support services run exercise courses for people with cancer. Examples might include yoga, tai chi or walking groups. Ask your GP about any local services.