This site has regular reminders that exercise can help alleviate CLL related fatigue symptoms. Exercise is also thought to help alleviate mild depression, but there's been uncertainty over which comes first. Seems that it works both ways! "Snehal M. Pinto Pereira, PhD, of University College London, England, and colleagues, examined whether levels are physical activity are tied to depressive symptoms. They used data from 11,000 people in Great Britain born during the same week in 1958 who were followed periodically until they reached age 50."
Conclusions and Relevance (from the abstract) The relationship between activity and depressive symptoms was bidirectional, albeit more persistent during adult life in the direction from activity to depressive symptoms. Findings suggest that activity may alleviate depressive symptoms in the general population and, in turn, depressive symptoms in early adulthood may be a barrier to activity.
Summary of Findings
Photo: Even gum trees get "Athlete's foot" (a fungal disease), if they stand around long enough