Multiple Sclerosis Exercise Part 5

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There are a few things you can do to make exercising an everyday habit. Here are a few tips that may help.

An ongoing multiple sclerosis exercise program

  • Exercise early in the day
  • Use a fan, mister, or a cool vest
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Choose a cool area
  • Choose an exercise you like
  • Work with a PT to come up with a program

Ultimately, your exercise program should meet your needs and or goals. Ask yourself, what do you want to accomplish?

  • You may want to improve your MS symptoms
  • You may need to lose or maintain your present weight
  • You might want to stay flexible
  • Exercising may help you improve your mood
  • Or you may wish to have an activity that will give you something to do outside the house

Whatever your reason, begin making exercise a part of your daily life. Think of something that will motivate you when you don't feel like going for another walk.

The longer you can remain active, the better off you will be. Because Cir was very active even after his diagnosis, many of the benefits still remain with him today. He still has good muscle tone. And for the most part, he is pretty healthy.

His neurologist always comments on how good Cir looks. Mind you, he always “knocks on wood”, but he is genuinely impressed at how healthy Cir is. Besides doing some type of exercise regularly, Cir also eats healthy – with the exception of a bag of M&Ms or a Snickers bar every once in awhile. Hey, you have to treat yourself occasionally. Just as long as you know when to stop...

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