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Why is it important for people with multiple sclerosis to find a balance with exercise?

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If you can do vigorous exercise, that's OK, but make sure that your workouts don't make you too weak. If you're so tired or sore after a workout that you can't prepare dinner, you need to reassess.

On a good day, it's tempting to push yourself more than normal -- to run an extra mile, for instance. Be careful, though: overdoing it today could leave you feeling crummy tomorrow. Instead, stick to your regular pace.

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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