Keep moving! Comment on NMSS website and paper in neurology about Physical activity and MS

"Physical Activity May Not Prevent MS, Says New Study, But Benefits Those Who Already Live with MS"

"The benefits of exercise for people with MS continue to stack up, as shown in numerous studies. They include:
  • better cardiovascular fitness and muscle strength
  • improved cognitive function
  • better bladder and bowel function
  • less fatigue and depression
  • mood enhancement
  • increased participation in social activities

Inactivity in people with or without MS can result in numerous risk factors associated with coronary heart disease. In addition, it can lead to weakness of muscles, decreased bone density with an increased risk of fracture, and shallow, inefficient breathing.

Original article in neurology:

Physical activity and the incidence of multiple sclerosis:

http://www.neurology.org/content/early/2016/09/28/WNL.0000000000003260.short

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