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Exercise has been proven to improve strength, attitude, bladder and bowel function, fatigue, depression and cardiovascular fitness in people living with Multiple Sclerosis. Megan Wiegel, DNP, ARNP-c, MSCN, discusses the benefits of exercise and Multiple Sclerosis.
Given the high likelihood for disability and decreased neurological function, there have been concerns about the role of exercise in people with MS with a fear of increased injury. This article looks at recent articles evaluating the role of exercise in MS and can hopefully be used to guide decision making about the role of exercise in people living with MS.
Exercise is beneficial to improve walking ability, energy levels, physical function, and overall quality of life. This column describes the epidemiology, management, exercise benefits, risks, and exercise goals for persons with MS.