19 Aug Exercise is always important for good health. What makes it especially important for patients with MS?
Diana Duda, PT, DPT, MSCS, Center Coordinator of Clinical Education at Rittenhouse and PAH Outpatient at Penn Medicine: Regular, moderate physical exercise is good for the body, mind, and mood—and this is very true for patients with MS. When you have MS and you exercise, it can improve your fitness, endurance, and strength in your arms and legs.
Studies have shown that this can also give you better control over your bowel and bladder function, and decreased overall fatigue. And it can give your mood a boost.
Patients, regardless of their illness, also vary in their perceptions of how much control they have over their lives. People with a strong internal “locus of control” strive to exert influence over what happens to them. They believe they are responsible for what happens to them by their own efforts to control the situation. In contrast, those with an external “locus of control” tend to hold outside institutions, other people, or “fate” responsible for what happens to them
Additionally, the same serving size provides more than 20 different vitamins and minerals, including 50% of your daily needs for selenium, a mineral that may help reduce inflammation and promote heart health (1, 2Trusted Source).