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Should I stay active so that my multiple sclerosis doesn't affect my energy levels?

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You might feel like crawling between the covers, but try to keep moving. Take a short walk, or do 15 minutes of yoga.

Exercise is one of the best ways to beat fatigue. It gives you more energy during the day and helps you sleep better at night. Regular physical activity also improves your balance. That said, never exercise so much that you feel exhausted, since it will take your body longer to recover.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: "Eating to Boost Energy."

Cleveland Clinic: "Fatigue & Multiple Sclerosis."

Multiple Sclerosis International Foundation: "Fatigue."

Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Treating and Managing Fatigue."

National MS Society: "Fatigue."

University of Washington Medicine: "Fatigue and MS."

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America: "Cooling and Assistive Equipment."

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on September 9, 2020

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: "Eating to Boost Energy."

Cleveland Clinic: "Fatigue & Multiple Sclerosis."

Multiple Sclerosis International Foundation: "Fatigue."

Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Treating and Managing Fatigue."

National MS Society: "Fatigue."

University of Washington Medicine: "Fatigue and MS."

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America: "Cooling and Assistive Equipment."

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on September 9, 2020

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