Saturday August 19th 2017

Exercise can alleviate fatigue caused by multiple sclerosis, researchers say

Study finds short bouts of moderately intense activity can have big impact on tiredness levels of people with MSMultiple sclerosis sufferers can reduce the fatigue that accompanies their condition by undertaking short bursts of moderately intense exercise, such as walking or cycling, according to new research.Participating in such activities even for a few minutes boosted their quality of life and reduced their extreme tiredness, patients reported in a trial of 120 people with MS living in Sheffield.”It seems illogical to turn to exercise as a way of managing fatigue but the results showed that a pragmatic programme based on short bouts of moderate intensity exercise can really help improve symptoms and quality of life”, said Professor John Saxton, who led the research while at Sheffield H…

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Exercise can alleviate fatigue caused by multiple sclerosis, researchers say

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