Exercise with MS
Exercising keeps you in shape and it's very healthy, even for people with MS. MS reduces your strength, coordination and balance. Exercise trains your muscular strength and can reduce muscle loss. Exercise keeps you healthy, reduces the risk of secondary complications and makes you feel better. In addition to sports, you can also get your physical activity at home, for example by doing housework, walking to appointments or going to the supermarket.
People with MS are often advised to exercise in a 'moderate intensity', which of course varies from person to person. Take your condition into account and respect your own limits. It is wise to always consult with your specialist, such as a physiotherapist, remedial therapist or your doctor.
Movement increases your body temperature, which can worsen your MS symptoms. So move in a cold environment, wear light and thin clothing, take cold drinks and a cold shower before exercising. (Source: levenmetms.nl)