Exercise and Multiple Sclerosis

A study published by researchers at the University of Utah in 1996 was the first to demonstrate clearly the benefits of exercise for people with MS. Those patients who participated in an aerobic exercise program had better cardiovascular fitness, improved strength, better bladder and bowel function, less fatigue and depression, a more positive attitude, and increased participation in social activities. MS is the most common neuromuscular disease affecting young adults.

Get Ready to Work with the Baby Boomers

There are 100 million baby boomers (those over 50), that make up about 30% of our population, and three-fourths of America’s wealth. They are expected to live longer than previous generations. This is the largest segment in our economy with the largest percentage of wealth. They are seeking help for their aging bodies. Because this is the generation of consumption and personal gratification they are spending at “boomer levels”.

How much physical activity do adults need?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention physical activity is anything that gets your body moving.  According to the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, you need to do two types of physical activity each week to improve your health – aerobic and muscle strengthening.   Adults need at least: 2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity (i.e,. brisk walking, riding a bike, water

Physical activity is the closet thing to a wonder drug

“Research tells us that physical activity is the closest thing to a wonder drug. It helps us fight hypertension, high cholesterol, and diabetes, and if you do develop any of these problems, it makes prescription medications work better and at lower doses.  Physical activity is also great for your brain, enhancing cognition and treating moderate depressions as effectively as meds do.” Tom Frieden, MD director of the Center for Disease