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Why is exercise important for multiple sclerosis (MS)?

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Exercise isn't just good for your overall health, it's an important part of multiple sclerosis (MS) treatment. Being active gives you more energy and makes you less tired. It can boost your mood and help prevent bladder and bowel problems.

From: Living With MS: Exercise Tips WebMD Medical Reference

Cleveland Clinic: "Exercise & Multiple Sclerosis."

Rosalind Kalb, PhD, clinical psychologist; vice president, clinical care, National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Exercise."

Cindy Richman, senior director of patient and healthcare relations, Multiple Sclerosis Association of America.

University of California, San Francisco: "Living with Multiple Sclerosis."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 5, 2019

Cleveland Clinic: "Exercise & Multiple Sclerosis."

Rosalind Kalb, PhD, clinical psychologist; vice president, clinical care, National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Exercise."

Cindy Richman, senior director of patient and healthcare relations, Multiple Sclerosis Association of America.

University of California, San Francisco: "Living with Multiple Sclerosis."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 5, 2019

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