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Studies show that Exercise may enhance Cognitive Function in People with Multiple Sclerosis


People with multiple sclerosis used to be told to avoid exercise. The thinking was that since our strength was limited, we were best off using our bodies as little as possible.

Fortunately, time and observation have shown that not only is that wrong, but exercise can actually help people with MS in a variety of ways. Attached is the latest newsletter from the Providence Multiple Sclerosis Center in Beaverton, Oregon. On page 4 is an article by Doctor Meghan Romba, where she discusses clinical studies showing that regular exercise may improve cognitive function in people with MS.

This is a very significant discovery. Between 40 and 65% of people with MS have some form of cognitive decline during the course of their disease, but no medication has yet been shown to be effective against this. In addition, as with almost everyone else, people with MS may improve their general health and well-being if they embark on an exercise program (after checking with their doctor, of course).

And as more and more people are exercising these days, you may also find that your social life becomes healthier!

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