Get a dog. Take a hike. Get happy. Live longer
After studying the analysis of The Fatigue Project findings, that’s a reasonable takeaway. To help combat mood disorder contributing to MPN-Related Fatigue (MRF), improve sociaability and generally feel better, we need to get out and walk daily. It helps to have a dog. According to the American Association for Cancer Research a large Swedish study found men who walked or cycled for 20 or more minutes a day had a 30 percent lower risk of overall mortality (i.e., death from any cause).
Dr. Ruben Mesa has been telling us that for years. Exercise is one sure way to beat MPN Related Fatigue. Now we have lots more data.
Here’s a summary of the extensive statistical and analytical work done by the Mayo Clinic (Scottsdale) under the direction of Dr. Ruben Mesa and Dr. Robyn Scherber. This is an MPN patient initiated project drawing on Internet response across all MPN social and support groups.
For background, here’s the 2013 poster and video, followed by this year’s presentation. (Click to enlarge image.)
The Fatigue Project THEN
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