Fighting fatigue in multiple sclerosis: the effect of high-intensity resistance training

Takeaway

  • Regular high-intensity resistance training (HIRT) is associated with reduced fatigue and improvements to mental health scores in individuals with fatigued multiple sclerosis (MS).

Why this matters

  • MS is a leading cause of neurological disability and loss of work capacity in young and middle-aged adults, with fatigue frequently reported as one of the most debilitating impairments.

  • Understanding how various exercise types and intensities are tolerated by people living with MS can help to advise clinical recommendations and improve symptoms of fatigue and quality of life for patients.