What’s Your Exercise Plan?

Jul 29 2013

Critical to living well with MS is exercise.  Finding a regimen matching your abilities is important.  Poor balance and leg weakness an issue?  Try a recumbent stationary bike.  Save some cash and buy someone’s barely-used bike sitting in the basement!   Yoga is great for balance.  MS classes for Yoga can be found in larger cities.  Otherwise, purchase a Yoga video.  Swimming makes balance less of an issue and keeps the body temperature cool for more endurance.  Confined to a wheelchair?  Leg stretches and arm weights can be very effective.

If you have little limitations, go for it.  Some of you are already marathon runners and triathletes!  Keeping a strong as possible is hard work, but the pay off is great over the long term.  Make your plan and stick with it!

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BY: Barry Singer, MD DATE: July 29, 2013 TOPIC: Living Well With MS