Studies: The Benefits of Exercise on MS.

Long-term Exercise in Multiple Sclerosis: Consequences for Symptoms and Emotions.

Augustine A.A., Larson R.J., Kucera D. (2008)

Conclusions: Exercise has the same impacts on multiple sclerosis patients as it does on healthy individuals.  It effectively treats depression and, perhaps due to the increased brain plasticity associated with exercise, can stave off the progression of symptoms in multiple sclerosis.

Positive Impact of Weight Resistance Training in MS Despite Varied Disability Levels.

Filipi M., University of Nebraska Medical Center, MS Clinic, Kucera D. (2008)

Conclusions: Results demonstrate that all individuals with MS, despite disability levels show parallel improvement in both strength and endurance. The study supports the use of exercise, specifically to include weight resistance programs, for all MS patients.

Impact of Resistance Training on Balance Introduction:

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is the most prevalent progressive neuro-degenerative disease among young adults. For over 12 years, treatment has become available that slows teh disease but does not provide a cure. Medication has effectively decreased the number and severity of MS relapses but patients contiue to experience fatigue, muscle weakness and balance problems.Many individuals acquire and live with the disablity due to this disease process which impedes daily living and decreases.