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Old 05-01-2016, 08:01 PM
RonRuns RonRuns is offline
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Default Fatigue, cognitive and excercise

Hi everyone,

I searched the forum regarding the relationship of fatigue and cognitive function and exercise and couldn't find the answer I was looking for. There are a lot of studies linking exercise to improvements with fatigue and cognitive function. I'm just wondering whether if anyone is experiencing this as a short term cause and effect?

The reason why I'm asking is that I'm trying to identify a pattern between my exercise routine and fatigue. I'm lucky to be able to exercise. I exercise almost every day (except for mondays) and about 8-10 hours a week. Mostly aerobic exercise: running, cycling, swimming.

I've noticed that if I go a couple of days without exercising, I get more fatigued. You know... like most things with MS, emmm I think that's the pattern.

Last Sunday, I ran a half marathon and have been resting most of the week since and have been very fatigued and having issues thinking. It's not physical fatigue but head fatigue. I've been taking naps once or twice every day, etc.

So, I'm wondering could it be the lack of exercise? Or is it because I pushed hard during the half marathon? I'm lucky to be able to run regularly and I usually run more than a half marathon every Sunday. During the race, the intensity was much higher. And as planned, the following week was a rest week to rest my legs. So could it be that short term. Is the rest the cause for that fatigue?

BTW, I did have MS symptoms during the race. The last 5 kilometers, my vision went more and more blurry but came back to normal after I cooled down.
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