Exercise may improve cognitive performance in people with MS

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Exercise may improve cognitive performance in people with MS

Post by MSUK » Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:04 am

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Cognitive impairment is a major debilitating feature of multiple sclerosis, and is estimated to occur in more than 50% of people living with MS at some point during the disease. These cognitive impairments can appear as difficulties with learning and memory, and deterioration of executive functions, such as planning or decision-making, focusing attention, multi-tasking, and problem-solving. People living with cognitive deficits can experience greatly diminished quality of life and loss of independence while facing the realization that treatment options are few-and-far-between. There are currently no drug therapies available that can specifically treat cognitive impairments in people living with MS, and cognitive rehabilitation studies have shown mixed success to date....... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/cognition
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Re: Exercise may improve cognitive performance in people wit

Post by Youarethecure » Fri Mar 27, 2015 3:11 pm

I will live and die by the fact that I think exercise is THE most important part of fighting MS.

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Post by Kronk » Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:25 pm

Totally agree!
I very much prefer strength training to aerobic as well. Much like the Ritchie Russell REPs program.

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Re: Exercise may improve cognitive performance in people wit

Post by Youarethecure » Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:32 pm

Me too.

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