New馃摎 Discover the captivating world of books with Wolf Dennis! 馃惡 Introducing our latest must-reads. Explore now! Check it out

Write Sign In
Wolf DennisWolf Dennis
Sign In
Member-only story

How Strength Training Can Reverse Disability from Multiple Sclerosis

Jese Leos
11.7k Followers Follow
5 min read
302 View Claps
22 Respond

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system, causing various symptoms that can range from mild to severe. MS can lead to disability over time, affecting a person's ability to walk, balance, and perform everyday tasks. While there is no cure for MS, researchers have discovered that strength training can play a crucial role in reversing disability and improving the quality of life for those living with the disease.

The Impact of MS on Mobility and Functionality

MS affects the nerves responsible for transmitting signals between the brain and the body, leading to a disruption in communication. This damage can result in a wide range of symptoms, including muscle weakness, fatigue, balance problems, and difficulty walking.

As the disease progresses, individuals with MS may experience muscle atrophy and a decline in functional abilities. These physical limitations can significantly impact their independence, self-esteem, and overall quality of life.

by Nigel Scarborough(Kindle Edition)

4.1 out of 5

Language : English
File size : 605 KB
Text-to-Speech : Enabled
Screen Reader : Supported
Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
Word Wise : Enabled
Print length : 48 pages
Lending : Enabled

The Benefits of Strength Training for MS Patients

Strength training, also known as resistance training or weight training, involves performing exercises that target specific muscle groups to build strength and endurance. This form of exercise has been proven to provide numerous benefits for individuals with MS:

1. Improved Muscle Strength: Strength training helps increase muscle mass and strength, which is particularly important for MS patients who often experience muscle weakness. Building strong muscles can assist in compensating for damaged ones and enhancing overall functionality.

2. Enhanced Balance and Coordination: Balance issues are common among MS patients, leading to an increased risk of falls and injuries. Strength training exercises that focus on core stability and balance can help improve coordination, stability, and overall balance, ultimately reducing the risk of falls.

3. Increased Energy Levels: Fatigue is a common symptom experienced by those with MS. Engaging in regular strength training can boost energy levels, combat fatigue, and increase overall endurance.

4. Improved Mental Health: Exercise, including strength training, releases endorphins, which are known as "feel-good" hormones. This can help alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety that often accompany MS and contribute to an improved mental state.

5. Enhanced Overall Functionality: By improving muscle strength, balance, and coordination, strength training can enhance overall functionality, making daily tasks easier to perform. This not only promotes independence but also improves the overall quality of life for individuals with MS.

Designing a Strength Training Program for MS Patients

Creating a safe and effective strength training program for individuals with MS requires careful planning and individualization. It is crucial to consider the person's current abilities, limitations, and overall health status. Consulting with a healthcare professional, such as a physical therapist or exercise physiologist, is recommended to ensure the program is tailored to the individual's specific needs.

Here are some essential considerations when designing a strength training program for MS patients:

1. Start Slowly: It is essential to begin with low-intensity exercises and gradually progress to more challenging movements. This allows the body to adapt and minimizes the risk of injuries.

2. Focus on Core and Stability: Strengthening the core muscles helps improve balance and stability, which is crucial for individuals with MS who may struggle with coordination.

3. Use Proper Form and Technique: Proper form and technique are vital to ensure safety and maximize the effectiveness of the exercises. Working with a qualified professional can help individuals learn the correct techniques and prevent any potential injuries.

4. Incorporate Both Resistance and Cardiovascular Training: While strength training is essential, combining it with cardiovascular exercises, such as walking or swimming, can provide additional health benefits and improve overall cardiovascular fitness.

5. Listen to Your Body: Every individual with MS may have different limitations and challenges. It is crucial to pay attention to any pain or discomfort and modify exercises accordingly. Rest and recovery days are also key to prevent overexertion and promote proper healing.

Strength training has immense potential in reversing disability and improving the quality of life for individuals living with Multiple Sclerosis. Incorporating a well-designed strength training program into the daily routine can help build muscle strength, enhance balance and coordination, increase energy levels, boost mental well-being, and improve overall functionality.

While strength training is not a cure for MS, it provides individuals with the tools to manage their condition better, regain independence, and enjoy a more fulfilled life. So, if you or someone you know is living with MS, consider incorporating strength training as part of the management plan and experience the transformative power it holds.

by Nigel Scarborough(Kindle Edition)

4.1 out of 5

Language : English
File size : 605 KB
Text-to-Speech : Enabled
Screen Reader : Supported
Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
Word Wise : Enabled
Print length : 48 pages
Lending : Enabled

Multiple Sclerosis, (MS),disability has been reversed in Carol Phillipy through aggressive strength training with David Phillipy, her husband, as her strength trainer. Those with MS, their caregivers, friends and relatives, of those with MS and medical providers will find this an informative and inspirational story.

Read full of this story with a FREE account.
Already have an account? Sign in
302 View Claps
22 Respond
Recommended from Wolf Dennis
Smash Period Pain : Period Pain Therapy E
Corbin Powell profile pictureCorbin Powell

Smash Period Pain: The Ultimate Guide to Period Pain...

Period pain, also known as dysmenorrhea, is a...

6 min read
815 View Claps
45 Respond
HIIT And Kettlebell Training BOX SET: Transform Your Body And Maximize Your Performance With HIIT Training/Kettlebell Training (HIIT) (HIIT Kettlebell Kettlebell Workouts Aerobic Exercise)
Herman Melville profile pictureHerman Melville

Transform Your Body And Maximize Your Performance With...

Are you tired of spending hours in the gym...

6 min read
116 View Claps
8 Respond
Exodus Of Millions Of Catholics Priests And Nuns From The Church: A History Of Race And Rebellion
Edison Mitchell profile pictureEdison Mitchell
6 min read
1.2k View Claps
100 Respond
Protection Crystals: Recovering Celtic Magic
Gary Reed profile pictureGary Reed

Unveiling the Power of Protection Crystals: Recovering...

In the realm of ancient Celtic wisdom, the...

5 min read
678 View Claps
40 Respond
The Body Has Its Reasons: Self Awareness Through Conscious Movement
Hugh Reed profile pictureHugh Reed

The Body Has Its Reasons - Unlocking the Secrets of Our...

Have you ever wondered why your body...

5 min read
69 View Claps
5 Respond
When It Is Darkest: Why People Die By Suicide And What We Can Do To Prevent It
Jesus Mitchell profile pictureJesus Mitchell

The Shocking Truth Behind Why So Many People Die By...

Every year, millions of lives are lost to...

5 min read
560 View Claps
68 Respond
Wolves Within The Fold: Religious Leadership And Abuses Of Power
Jeff Foster profile pictureJeff Foster

The Dark Side of Religious Leadership: Unveiling the...

In every society, religious leaders hold a...

6 min read
784 View Claps
45 Respond
Transformational Daydreaming: How To Talk With Your Subconscious Mind And Daydream Your Way To A Better Life
Lawrence Bell profile pictureLawrence Bell
4 min read
989 View Claps
79 Respond
Crowd Of Witnesses: Death At The Demo (Bernie Fazakerley Mysteries)
Trevor Bell profile pictureTrevor Bell

Unraveling the Mystery: Death At The Demo Bernie...

Prepare to plunge into a thrilling world of...

4 min read
707 View Claps
91 Respond
The Complete Nyingma Tradition From Sutra To Tantra 1 To 10: Foundations Of The Buddhist Path
Ken Simmons profile pictureKen Simmons

The Complete Nyingma Tradition: From Sutra to Tantra to...

In the realm of Tibetan Buddhism, the...

6 min read
281 View Claps
43 Respond
How To Treat Palmoplantar Pustulosis Naturally: Put Your PPP In Remission And Get Your Life Back
Fred Foster profile pictureFred Foster
4 min read
1.1k View Claps
98 Respond
In The Realms Of Mediumship (Life In The Spirit World Collection 8)
Bradley Dixon profile pictureBradley Dixon

The Fascinating Reality of Mediumship: Exploring Life in...

Have you ever wondered what lies beyond our...

4 min read
1.9k View Claps
99 Respond

Light bulbAdvertise smarter! Our strategic ad space ensures maximum exposure. Reserve your spot today!

Good Author
  • Elton Hayes profile picture
    Elton Hayes
    Follow 19.2k
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald profile picture
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    Follow 6.8k
  • Louis Hayes profile picture
    Louis Hayes
    Follow 19.9k
  • George Hayes profile picture
    George Hayes
    Follow 3.6k
  • Andrew Bell profile picture
    Andrew Bell
    Follow 9.7k
  • Wayne Carter profile picture
    Wayne Carter
    Follow 14.5k
  • Julian Powell profile picture
    Julian Powell
    Follow 13.4k
  • Jake Carter profile picture
    Jake Carter
    Follow 10.9k
Sign up for our newsletter and stay up to date!

By subscribing to our newsletter, you'll receive valuable content straight to your inbox, including informative articles, helpful tips, product launches, and exciting promotions.

By subscribing, you agree with our Privacy Policy.

2023 Wolf Dennis鈩 is a registered trademark. All Rights Reserved.