Chris and Dawn I sure hope by now both of you are feeling better.
Brenda, where are you?
Kim...I know you're doing 50 bridges and crunches a day
I have some maybe relevant "exercise" news to spur us all on. The March 8 issue of Newsweek featured info on the new science of strokes.
A piece on rehabilitation in that issue discussed "How the Brain Heals".
The way I read it, the more we exercise the more likely we are to recruit unused brain cells to do the tasks of the damaged cells.
Quoting from that article: "...Experts say if the stroke-damaged area of the brain is not destroyed--if the patient retains at least 10 percent of the relevant nerve cells connecting the brain to the spinal cord--it may be able to regain its function, mainly by recruiting nearby neurons for tasks they never did before.......a few new neurons from far-fling parts of the brain may migrate to the area of the stroke."
"The most important part of rehabilitation is to practice."
So, if it applies to people with MS too, and I have no idea if it does or doesn't, but it seems like it should, we need to keep exercising, for all the reasons we knew, and now there's another one
For me in addition to more bridges, etc., I have to get on that treadmill and keep practicing walking more than ever I guess.
Hope everyone is well and taking care of themselves.