Event Title

Understanding the Relationship between Multiple Sclerosis and Exercise

Poster Number

012

Faculty Mentor

Joni Boyd, Ph.D. and Kristen Kull, M.S.

College

College of Education

Department

Department of Physical Education, Sport, and Human Performance

Location

Rutledge Building

Start Date

12-4-2019 12:00 PM

End Date

April 2019

Description

The purpose of this literature review is to understand exercise and its effect on those diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Multiple Sclerosis is a disease that affects the immune system, the brain, spine and optic nerves due to the loss of myelin sheath. Studies show that the challenge of the disease often prevents the individual from pursuing an active lifestyle, believing that the disabling effects of MS cannot be changed or improved. Conversely, literature findings suggest that daily physical activity for someone with MS could decrease muscle weakness, increase mobility, and improve overall quality of life while preventing the formation of other secondary disorders. This review of publications aims to address how exercise promotes a healthier lifestyle and better quality of life for MS patients.

Course Assignment

EXSC 481 – Boyd

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Understanding the Relationship between Multiple Sclerosis and Exercise

Rutledge Building

The purpose of this literature review is to understand exercise and its effect on those diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Multiple Sclerosis is a disease that affects the immune system, the brain, spine and optic nerves due to the loss of myelin sheath. Studies show that the challenge of the disease often prevents the individual from pursuing an active lifestyle, believing that the disabling effects of MS cannot be changed or improved. Conversely, literature findings suggest that daily physical activity for someone with MS could decrease muscle weakness, increase mobility, and improve overall quality of life while preventing the formation of other secondary disorders. This review of publications aims to address how exercise promotes a healthier lifestyle and better quality of life for MS patients.