Living with tinnitus What can I do about it? Exercise Exercise helps the body achieve a higher level of well-being and in most cases this helps people to ignore and cope with their tinnitus more easily, as well as helping them to sleep better. If you are not used to exercise, begin gently with a brisk walk or a swim. Choose somewhere quiet to walk if you find the traffic stressful, although some people with tinnitus seek out noisy places to reduce its intrusiveness. Try to do a range of exercises to improve strength, cardiovascular fitness, suppleness and flexibility.