ActiveMSers Forums  

Go Back   ActiveMSers Forums > ActiveMSers.org Forums > MS Fitness

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-08-2020, 12:02 PM
ActiveMSers's Avatar
ActiveMSers ActiveMSers is online now
Dave @ ActiveMSers
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 4,056
Arrow Can Do MS Recommendations: EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN MS

Solid recommendations! They also have an audio portion, which is well done. - D

EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN MS
By: Anna Cotton, OTR and Courtney Capwell, DPT, MSCS


With spring in the air, itís time to think about getting out and being active! We all know that physical activity and exercise will improve our health, but incorporating them into our daily lives can be difficult. Please download and print the April Webinar Handout to help you individualize an exercise plan to start making changes today.

The first step is identifying what motivates you to exercise? Is it a larger fitness goal like walking, running or biking in a NMSS or local event? Is it maintaining or losing weight? It could be as simple as wanting to be fit enough to play with your children or grandchildren. Whatever it is, it needs to be individualized to your goals in order to help motivate you in those times when exercising is the last thing you want to do.

Secondly, itís important to take stock of what you are already doing and what is lacking about your current exercise routine. Below are links to exercise handouts to assist in initiating a well-balanced exercise program. The handouts are divided into the four major categories of exercise, providing options for each of the following:

Flexibility
Balance
Strength
Cardiovascular Activity

Keep in mind the FITT principles when initiating your program.

Frequency: How often should you exercise?
Intensity: How hard should you exercise?
Time/Duration: How long should you exercise?
Type/Specificity: What type of exercise is most appropriate?

Click the clink to see the general FITT guidelines for each exercise category. While these guidelines are a helpful place to begin, however please remember that it is important to personalize your program. Allow yourself to begin slowly and build as you are ready and able. Although it does require effort, exercise should never be painful. It is always important to consult your healthcare team. Consider seeking the assistance of a Physical Therapist and/or Occupational Therapist should you need additional direction in initiating exercise.

https://www.cando-ms.org/online-reso...activity-in-ms
__________________
Dave Bexfield
ActiveMSers
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
ActiveMSers