Exercise may seem difficult to perform at times, but even the smallest bit can improve a variety of MS conditions, most importantly helping you better complete daily activities.

Taking a few minutes every day to move the body can increase energy, range of motion, manage spasticity and help with muscle atrophy.

Even a little bit of activity can help with depression, balance and agility. Sometimes it’s difficult to know where to start. The best thing you can do is to try a variety of activities to find the best fit.

Because heat can exacerbate MS symptoms, choose activities where you stay cool (swimming, air-conditioned workout areas, early morning). There are also some great cool-vest on the market.

Whichever activity you choose, be sure to start slow, stretch and drink plenty of water. Most importantly, listen to your body.

Check out our Exercise Library for tons of great strength, cardio, flexibility and balance moves.

Yours in health,

Amie Hoff

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