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Should You Dive into Aquatic Exercise for Multiple Sclerosis

Posted October 15, 2014

Exercise can help with management of multiple sclerosis symptoms, but physical activity is often a challenge for people who live with this disease. Aquatic exercise, or exercise in the water, is an option that could be just what the doctor ordered.

Swimming is one of the best exercises for people who have multiple sclerosis. However, aquatic exercise doesn’t involve swimming, so nonswimmers can enjoy the benefits of being in the water as well. Just wade into a pool up to your waist, chest, or shoulders and the fun can begin!

Is it really worth your time and effort to find a pool, don a bathing suit, and do exercises in the water? According to the results of a number of recent studies, the answer is a yes.

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Comments

  • I take part in a water exercise program and love it! It is so therapeutic and relaxing. I would recommend this to anyone who has M.S.

    Kathy Allison said (4 years, 2 months ago)

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