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Why is it important for people with multiple sclerosis to stay cool when exercising?

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Getting overheated during exercise can make symptoms worse. When you're working out inside on warm days, fans or air conditioners can help keep you cool. A chilly gym may be ideal. The pool is another good option. Save outside exercise for cooler days. Always drink plenty of water, and think about using cold packs or cooling vests.

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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