If you’ve been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), then you know that extreme fatigue is the most troubling of all the symptoms. We’re not talking about that groggy feeling most of us feel when we miss out on just one night’s worth of sleep. The type of fatigue that’s associated with MS can be debilitating and seriously interfere with performing everyday tasks that most of us take for granted. There are approximately 250,000 to 300,000 people in the U.S. and 2.5 million people worldwide living with MS, and fatigue is one of the most complained-about symptoms. The good news, however, is that there are several things you can do to feel more energized throughout the day. Curious to know what they are? Keep reading!
1. Exercise regularly.
Many MS patients find that regular exercise helps to fight fatigue that’s caused by the condition. Before adding any physical activity to your daily routine, talk with your doctor first.
2. Conserve your energy.
Energy conservation is key when you’re living with MS. If you usually feel the most energized in the morning after you wake up, then take advantage of all that energy and complete as many important tasks as you can before it runs out. Also, don’t underestimate the power of taking a nap in the middle of the afternoon – or whenever you feel that you need it – or sitting and resting in between tasks.
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