Saturday, February 6, 2010

Exercise and MS

Besides improving mobility and strength, exercise therapy improves daily living, quality of life, and even the mood of MSers who participate.

What about fatigue? There is a theory that aerobic exercise might fight fatigue even though exercise usually heats up the body, and for MSers heat often results in fatigue. Hmm. Sounds like a vicious circle. Maybe not.

The University of Buffalo is researching that very question. Their study will determine "the effects of a 12-week aerobic exercise program on fitness, core and skin temperature, and heat flux in MS patients."

And here's something for everyone to consider. What you eat after aerobic exercise makes a difference in the benefits you get.

Be careful, stay cool, eat right, and stay fit!