An interesting response to our post on the OMS Facebook page came in a couple of days ago about a new paper showing that exercise actually improves fatigue (Exercise when Fatigued). The response from one OMSer was:
"Don't really understand, when I am battling fatigue I can hardly move a muscle let alone walk!"
This was very representative of what many people with MS believe about fatigue, and many health professionals have taught over the years, that the solution is to conserve energy.
Well the paper we posted, and our important HOLISM data show exactly the reverse: the more one exercises, the more energy one has, and the less fatigue.
Actually our key paper on fatigue in 2,500 people with MS from 57 countries showed that healthier lifestyles are associated with much less fatigue, and another paper showed that people following the OMS approach have dramatically less fatigue, about one-third the risk of being seriously fatigued: the things that keep you well after a diagnosis of MS also prevent fatigue. What a win-win situation! Enjoy your exercise...