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

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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Tough Mudder?! Anyone?

Hey everyone,

I was just curious if any fellow pwMS have ever done the Tough Mudder competition and what their experiences were with it. I know its a little extreme, but I kinda feel I want to give it a shot while I still can.

Thanks!!! :razz:
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weight lifting

I am 26 and suffer left side weakness,I just began working out at the local gym. is anyone using any supplements while working out? I notice a few gains but wondered if taking a supplement could increase my muscle gaining, which would help me walk better..

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I haven't seen any topics on yoga. No one here practices this fine art?

I urge you all to try it. It's helped me.
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