Exercise for all levels
Exercise benefits everyone — but it is crucial for people with MS — it can help to manage MS symptoms, improve your mood and wellbeing and may have a beneficial long-term effect on your MS. The problem is that many people with MS tend to exercise less — or even avoid exercise altogether. We can show you exercises for every level of ability and confidence — select your level from the green tabs above and take a look at the corresponding videos or read our exercise blog posts.
How exercise can help with your MS
Scientific evidence shows that exercise can improve your:
✔ Exercise tolerance
✔ Muscle power
Exercise not only improves physical function, but it also enhances your quality of life. Regular exercise classes and physical activities improve your wellbeing and mental health, reducing anxiety, stress and depression. Additionally it is thought that exercise can help to prevent cognitive decline.
Exercise also improves physical symptoms you can experience with MS:
- Deconditioning of muscles can occur with those with MS due to lack of muscle use — regular exercise can help to avoid this
- You can improve some balance issues by maintaining a core postural strength
- You can help to manage muscle spasms by increasing your muscle tone
- Increasing your muscle strength can help to prevent injury