Multiple sclerosis research suggests a neuroprotective benefit following resistance training

Written by Francesca Lake, Future Science Group

Historically, multiple sclerosis (MS) patients have been advised against exercise, yet research has since demonstrated that physical exercise can relieve symptoms such as excessive fatigue and mobility impairments. Novel research from Aarhus University (Denmark) has built on this theme, highlighting that progressive resistance training (PRT) has a positive effect on the brain that goes beyond that which can be achieved through medication. “For the past 15 years, we have known that physical exercise does not harm people with MS but instead often has a positive impact on, for example, their ability to walk, their levels of fatigue, their muscle strength...

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