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Using exercise and physical therapy for recovery from the effects of MS, and for maintaining physical function.

waves to wine 2013

hi all,

i am doing the waves to wine ride this year in SF and i'm super excited! i formed a team and we are planning to do the century on saturday and the 40 mile ride on sunday. i just went to the doc and got oodles of blood work and have an ultrasound scheduled to take a look at my heart murmur--just want to make sure everything is on the up and up. ...
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Resistance Exercise and MS

A recent Pubmed article reports that heat sensitive individuals with MS may tolerate resistance forms of exercise better than endurance training:

This is so in my case. it's now been about 10 years since I was able to run or swim or bike, but I workout several times a week using resistance training with light free weights. I assume resistance training is a better fit for me because ...
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Lower body stretches when sittng or laying?

Due to my weak legs i find it difficult standing and stretching at the same time,
so was wondering what are suitable lower body stretches i can do either sitting or lyng down?

also, how long should one be stretching their lower body muscles for?
every day?

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Exercise prevents brain atrophy

For a Healthy Brain, Physical Exercise Trumps Mental Workout ... ealth.html

Regular physical exercise appears to protect the brain from shrinking, an otherwise natural process in old age that is associated with memory and thinking problems.

Conversely, mentally and socially stimulating activities, long believed to stimulate the brain, had no major effect on preventing brain shrinkage, according to a study published today (Oct. 22) in the journal Neurology. ...
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Extreme aerobic exercise and improvement in symptoms

Like many people with MS, I have been told by my physicians not to exercise to exhaustion. I did that anyway because I am a passionate amatuer athlete (marathons, triathlons, figure skating, skiing, etc.), and I was willing to pay the price to do what I love.
I have heard that patients with MS who get exhausted can have fatigue that wipes them out for hours or even days.
That's not what happened to me. ...
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Balance Exercises

An article from the Mayo Clinic discussing balance exercises. ... es/SM00049
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Exercise bike

Over the last 6 months to a year or so, I've lost a bit of motor control over my right foot and now have pretty bad foot drop. It's time to get back on the exercise bike in order to help delay further loss. I did a brief test run a few days ago and found that the velcro strap on one of the bike's pedals is worn out and will not hold. I need ...
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Exercise for those of us with Fatigue?

I suffered a relapse a year ago that has left me with some significant fatigue. Basically I had to choose between being able to work full time, and being able to work part time and able to continue exercising. Well...ive gained 2 sizes in that year, but am still working :roll:

So, I am looking for some advice from anyone who has experience trying to balance ...
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Does exercise have any effect on MS exacerbations?

I'm getting mixed opinions over the thoughts of MS and exercise. Somebody in my IRL group says that it made their exacerbations a bit more frequent. Others say it makes it less frequent and less severe. I run pretty much whenever I can (Along with some mild strength training 3 times a week), and it didn't really seem to have any effect whatsoever on the occurrences of my attacks, but it did lessen the severity ...
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Fitness in a wheelchair?


I'm a brand new member here. I don't have MS but I do have T6 complete spinal cord injury that has me paralyzed from the chest down.

I wanted to see whether or not any of you in a wheelchair try to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and if so, how do you manage it?

I've been wheelchair-bound for 5 years now... and my weight is slowly creeping up. I eat the same amount but ...
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