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Managing fatigue

There are lots of things you can try to manage your levels of MS fatigue.

Making sure you get proper rest scheduled into your day, as well as learning to prioritise tasks, can make fatigue easier to manage.

Combining sensible exercise with a balanced diet can help you maintain a healthy weight and get the energy you need. Some drug treatments can also help fatigue.

Can exercise help with MS fatigue?

It might seem to go against common sense, but yes, research shows exercise can help with fatigue. Regular exercise can help you keep up your muscle strength, improve your mood, and help with sleep - all of which can give you more energy.

Try these exercises for fatigue we developed with neurophysiotherapist Rachel and Pilates instructor Beth.

Like Derek in the video, you can do these exercises at home without any special clothes or equipment. There is an audio described version of this video on YouTube.

10 ways to manage MS fatigue

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