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Exercise Benefits for Multiple Sclerosis

Exercise can be beneficial to overall health and may even help ease multiple sclerosis symptoms.

Getting regular exercise is a good idea for anyone, but for the estimated 400,000 Americans living with multiple sclerosis (MS), there are specific benefits of exercise worth knowing about.

Doctors used to recommend that people with MS avoid exercise entirely for fear of aggravating their symptoms. Now, a great deal of evidence suggests that regular exercise not only improves quality of life for people with MS, but may also help ease symptoms and minimize the risk of certain complications down the road.

“Exercise has beneficial effects even if you have some physical limitations from your MS,” says Fred Lublin, MD, a neurologist and director of the Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.

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