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Start With a Moderate Workout

Many people with restless legs syndrome (RLS) find that regular, moderate exercise helps relieve symptoms. Think walking, cycling, and swimming. But while some exercise is good, more isn’t better. An overly vigorous workout may make RLS worse.

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Medically Reviewed By: June 8, 2011

Last Annual Review Date: Williams, Robert MD

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A combination of moderate aerobic exercise and lower-body resistance training 3 times per week may reduce symptom severity by about 50%.