Exercising Your Way to Wellness
Exercise is a key component of your overall healthcare strategy, but that doesn’t mean you need to be a super athlete to enjoy the benefits. Studies show that moderate aerobic exercise improves cardiac health, stamina, and mood, and helps manage symptoms like fatigue, weakness, and bladder and bowel difficulties. Stretching exercises—whether done on your own or with a helper—can relieve stiffness and improve your flexibility and mobility.
Below are links to a couple of helpful sites for exercise on the web.
2 Minute Toner
A video that shows some exercises with a ball that help with balance and strength.
National Center on Physical Activity and Disability
Here you'll find video clips on exercises that help people with MS.
With its emphasis on relaxation, breathing and deliberate movements, yoga is a good choice of exercise for people with MS.
Below are links to free yoga sites we’ve discovered online.
Yogatoday.com This is a free one hour yoga class from Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It delivers a different show, 7 days a week and gives you the option of participating at different levels.
Yogamazing.com is a free online class with something different every day.
Yoga 4 People with MS is a site dedicated to sharing information about yoga for people with MS. This site comes to us from the United Kingdom.