Multiple Sclerosis Exercise Tips

After watching two videos from Aaron Boster, MD I discovered that I like the way he talks about MS; I like the how he describes ways to make the best of living with it.

At the end of the day… why not make the best of any situation that you are in?

www.youtube.com/watch

This video was helpful to me because of these realistic tips:

  1. Increase your balance; The video suggests using a Wii fit if you have one or if you can get one. I use yoga moves to help my balance. I believe either way will be helpful.
  2. Stretch 3 times per day; hold each stretch (back, legs, arms, etc…) for 30 seconds minimum. Be sure to have one session right after waking up and another session right before bedtime. The 3rd one can be anytime that you need a boost throughout the day.
  3. Move exercise equipment into the living room. If it is where you like to be you will be more likely to use it.
  4. Get in the water! Water makes it easier for us to move, and the benefits are the same, so make your workouts count without stressing your body as much.
  5. Stop thinking like a high schooler! I have battled this one myself up until last year or so. I have always tried to “take it up a notch” each time I got out and did any kind of activity. Well, this just does not work with MS and/or when we get older! Do what we can, and do it every day, that is what counts!

From what I see personally, exercise can be a great tool to boost morale, to tone up, as well as ensuring movement longevity. I have found that some days I am just not up to doing what I once was, and that is okay, I just modify my workouts on those days so that I can continue on a daily basis. Why “kill it” once a week and then be out of commission days afterward?

I hope that this post finds you doing well! Thank you for taking the time to read this and I do hope that you find the video useful. As always, I would enjoy hearing from you!

Christy πŸ™‚

 

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20 thoughts on “Multiple Sclerosis Exercise Tips

  1. Invisibly Me says:

    This is great, and I love the tips you’ve taken from it. I don’t have MS, but I do struggle with painful points, exhaustion, etc (connective tissue disease, fibro, blah blah) so this is really relevant for me, too, and I know exercise is something I need to gently get back into. Thanks for sharing!
    Caz xx

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  2. mslabrat says:

    Thanks for sharing this video. Those were great tips. I’m going to try Tip #2: while I already stretch during the day, I could benefit by doing stretches of over 30 seconds duration directly before bed and first thing in the morning. These seem like great routines.

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    • CHRISTY ISTRATE says:

      I am so glad that you found this useful. I am trying to still touch my fingers behind my back like you do.. I can do it on one side but only β€œalmost” on the other. This stretching will help me too. Thank-you for your nice comment.

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  3. Invisibly Me says:

    Sorry Christy, I left this comment yesterday but I think it’s happened with a few now that they’re not ‘sticking’ (or perhaps are going to spam folders, I’m not sure) :

    This is great, and I love the tips you’ve taken from it. I don’t have MS, but I do struggle with painful points, exhaustion, etc (connective tissue disease, fibro, blah blah) so this is really relevant for me, too, and I know exercise is something I need to gently get back into. Thanks for sharing!
    Caz xx

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