What’s Your Exercise Plan?
Critical to living well with MS is exercise. Finding a regimen matching your abilities is important. Poor balance and leg weakness an issue? Try a recumbent stationary bike. Save some cash and buy someone’s barely-used bike sitting in the basement! Yoga is great for balance. MS classes for Yoga can be found in larger cities. Otherwise, purchase a Yoga video. Swimming makes balance less of an issue and keeps the body temperature cool for more endurance. Confined to a wheelchair? Leg stretches and arm weights can be very effective.
If you have little limitations, go for it. Some of you are already marathon runners and triathletes! Keeping a strong as possible is hard work, but the pay off is great over the long term. Make your plan and stick with it!
BY: Barry Singer, MD DATE: July 29, 2013 TOPIC: Living Well With MS