She should definitely get professional advice on this.
But as a starting point for questions to ask her doctor:
* swimming or water walking can be good ways to get in cardio without overheating (which can be a cause of flare-ups) * strength training can help combat muscle wastage that is sometimes associated with MS, and can help maintain mobility * something like a stationary bike can be good for those with balance issues
it all depends on the kind of MS they have.......my ex hubby has MS and he lives in his wheel chair...can't workout at all. Then I take weight lifting class with a lady who also has MS and she does just fine.........So this person needs to ask her doctor about this.
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I am a licensed occupational therapist and this question is a subjective one. The person with MS would need to make the best choices. If they are not used to going to the gym a very light workout is extremely important. You do not want to exacerbate their condition. I would go with swimming to begin with unless the water is hot which is usually a problem for MS. Doing the machines with the lighest resistance, using the bike with no resistance and going only until they begin to fatigue. This is a progressive fittness program so they do a little and then see what happens after that session and then return for more once they see there is no complications. I see lots of seniors at the gym so just watch or ask them! A personal training session might also be of value. Exercise is ideal and yoga or pilates is perfect but going at a very gradual pace.
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MS symptoms differ greatly, so it's best to have her evaluated by a trainer or doctor or physio with experience in the field.
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I have joined gym with fellowTops members. One member has MS and and we want to know what exercise routine would be best for her. Any suggestions?
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