MULTPLE SCLEROSIS (MS) IS A PROGRESSIVE NEUROLOGICAL DISORDER THAT CAN LIMIT A PERSON'S ABILITY TO LEAD AN ACTIVE LIFE. EXERCISE IS BENEFICIAL TO IMPROVE WALKING ABILITY, ENERGY LEVELS, PHYSICAL FUNCTION, AND OVERALL QUALITY OF LIFE. THIS COLUMN DESCRIBES THE EPIDEMIOLOGY, MANAGEMENT, EXERCISE BENEFITS, RISKS, AND EXERCISE GOALS FOR PERSONS WITH MS.
1Exercise Science Department, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut; and 2University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
Peter Ronai assuming a new role as an associate clinical professor in the Exercise Science Department at Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT.
Tom Lafonataine manages PREVENT Consulting Services and is an adjunct professor at the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO.