What are ways to develop everyday health and fitness with Multiple Sclerosis? Multiple Sclerosis can affect people differently. MS is an autoimmune disease that eats away at the protective covering of nerves. This can cause nerve damage and disrupt communication between the brain and body. Symptoms can include vision loss, pain, fatigue, and impaired coordination. It can be very mild at first and progress to more severe.
Movement is an excellent complement to medication. Daily exercises help to keep the body strong and help keep some of the brain and body connection. Allowing the brain to control the muscles in the body helps to prevent the communication between the two to weaken. The neuro-pathways need that consistent communication, in order to continue strong function. A lack of movement can lead to the body losing its function faster.
The type of exercise really depends on the current activity level, as well as the level of fitness. The sooner an exercise program is started the better. Exercise helps with the mindset of someone dealing with MS. Exercise helps release stress and improve mental health. Both are additional things that may be experienced after diagnosis. Working with the disease is about finding the right things to do. It has to be suitable for the individual, otherwise, it may not sustain strength and mobility.
Yoga, strength training, and even cardiovascular exercises have been shown to help people with MS. A good mixture of strength, flexibility, and balance can go a long way. Repetition is also good in this case, the body needs constant stimulation. These programs can help people looking for everyday health and fitness with multiple sclerosis.
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