Fighting Fatigue With MS
Fatigue is a very common symptom of MS that can have a big impact on your day to day life. There are actions that you can take to combat this fatigue and increase your energy levels. Healthline put together a list of 9 tips to reduce your fatigue.
Check out the first couple of tips here:
According to the Cleveland Clinic, regular physical activity can help fight fatigue related to MS.
Sticking with a consistent exercise program can help with endurance, balance, weight loss, and general well-being — all important for people with MS.
However, there’s one caveat: While exercise helps some people with MS, there are others who won’t experience the same benefit.
If in doubt, talk to your doctor before starting any kind of new fitness program. Also remember that the goal of exercise is to give you more energy, not make you feel more tired.
Conserve your Energy
Energy conservation isn’t just important for the environment. It’s also a key principle for those with MS.
What’s your best time of day to get things done (i.e., the time when you feel the most energetic)?
If you notice that you feel less fatigue in the morning, take advantage of your extra energy to complete tasks such as shopping and cleaning. You can then conserve your energy later when you feel more fatigued, knowing you’ve already accomplished key tasks for the day.