How I Use Krav Maga to Ease My Restless Leg Syndrome

I have Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS), a disorder that makes me feel the urge to move my legs. I only feel these symptoms while I’m trying to go to sleep at night. My legs twitch, kick, and thrash (much to Chris’s amusement and annoyance).

It never hurts, but it is irritating. It feels like I have too much energy in my legs and I need to let it out by moving. The less I exercise, the twitchier I feel.

The symptoms eased a few years ago while I was training for a half marathon, but never completely went away. It wasn’t until I started taking Krav Maga that my Restless Leg Syndrome symptoms almost completely disappeared. In fact, if I take a break from Krav Maga the symptoms return. In some ways, I use RLS as a gauge for when I’ve been away from the gym too long.

I mention this, because I gain more from Krav Maga than just being in shape and feeling confident in myself. This is one of those peripherals in Krav Maga that’s important to my overall happiness. It gives me peace. Emotional, mental, and physical peace.

Do you have Restless Leg Syndrome? How do you manage it?

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