MS MobilityStrength Multiple Sclerosis

MS MobilityStrength Multiple Sclerosis
As a person with MS, I bring a personal commitment to the work I do.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Fitness For MS

Fitness For Those Who Have Multiple Sclerosis

Tuesday November 6, 2012                                                  Mentor,Ohio

We now know how difficult it is for those diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, also known as MS, to be physically active. For those individuals that are confined to a chair, the easiest form of exercising is stretching. This form of exercise is low impact and can be done several times a day. Even while you watch TV.

For those who are more mobile it is still suggested to follow a stretching exercise program. Before you start any exercise program consult with your physician. Using a stretching exercise program you avoid bouncing and jumping. If you still feel the need for aerobic activity, you can use a stationary exercise bike or a mini cycle that can be placed on the floor for lower body workouts or tabletop for upper body workouts.

To be physically fit does not mean that you need to work out like a star athlete. The truth is, that a little physical activity is better than none at all. The key is not to work out to near exhaustion. Pace yourself! You know your body better than anyone. Exercise is a quick pick me up, no matter what level of motion you are capable of.

Whatever your level of fatigue is, keep as active as possible, since regular exercise minimizes symptoms and lessons the chance of disability.
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