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YMCA Begins Multiple Sclerosis Exercise Program


Yoga is one of the best ways for MS patients to exercise. It is low impact, involves both stretching and strengthening of joints and muscles, and can help fight anxiety and depression often found in MS patients. Proper yoga programs have a wide variety of health benefits. They increase muscle strength to make everyday tasks easier, they loosen joints which prevents pain and inflammation, and improve balance and flexibility which can prevent many injuries. As said before, yoga also has mental benefits as well. It is calming, relaxing, and can help improve your focus. To get started, check out five yoga poses for MS patients from Yoga Journal.