Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Strength training: Is it safe? Does it work?Can I do it?
by Patty Bobryk, MHS, PT, MSCS, ATP
It was once thought that individuals with MS should avoid exercise because it could cause progression
of their disease. But research over the last 20 years has shown that exercise should actually be
encouraged. The benefits include improved mobility,reduction of fatigue, improved overall fitness,
weight reduction and improved sense of well-being.Yes, Virginia, people with MS can
rebuild lost strength Strength training is an important component of an exercise program for people with MS. Lack of strength can have significant impact on function and mobility. MS fatigue and a more sedentary
lifestyle often lead to....continue reading

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