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Should I decrease physical activity in order to deal with fatigue from multiple sclerosis?

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Decreased physical activity, which may be the result of illness or of treatment, can lead to tiredness and lack of energy. Scientists have found that even healthy athletes forced to spend extended periods in bed or sitting in chairs develop feelings of anxiety, depression, weakness, fatigue, and nausea. Regular, moderate exercise can decrease these feelings, help you stay active, and increase your energy.

SOURCES: 

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Fatigue."

Cleveland Clinic: "Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis."

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation: "Fighting Fatigue."

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on September 9, 2020

SOURCES: 

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Fatigue."

Cleveland Clinic: "Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis."

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation: "Fighting Fatigue."

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on September 9, 2020

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