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Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Links to Articles, About.com:"Regular physical activity is an important part of living with multiple sclerosis. Learn how to start a new exercise program."
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http://ms.about.com/cs/exercise/ ******************************************************

Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Tai Chi, Lifeclinic.com:"The ancient Chinese practice of Tai Chi appears to improve balance, flexibility and cardiovascular health in people with such chronic health problems as heart failure, hypertension, arthritis and multiple sclerosis."
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http://www.lifeclinic.com/healthnews/article_view.asp?story=517958 ******************************************************

Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Virtual Tour, Multiplesclerosis.com:"The Virtual Tour is a multi-media presentation divided into nine parts. Each segment is about five minutes long and addresses a major area of interest for people with MS and their caregivers.
E-mail: mail@multiplesclerosis.com
http://www.multiplesclerosis.com/living.htm ******************************************************

Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Explanation of reason for exercising, Multiple Sclerosis Learning Center at the Mellen Center:" You hear about it and read about it .... Exercise. The message is clear - regular, moderate physical exercise is good for your body, mind, and spirit. Moderate exercise reduces your risk of heart disease, can lower your blood pressure, raises the "good" HDL cholesterol, helps control weight, and reduces the risk of developing other chronic illness (diabetes, cancer). Exercise can also be a good stress reducer."
Multiple Sclerosis Learning Center at the Mellen Center
The Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Phone: 216-444-2200 or 1-800-223-2273 ext. 42200
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http://www.clevelandclinic.org/mellen/learning/exercise.htm ******************************************************

Multiple Sclerosis (MS), MS Fact Sheet, National Center on Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD):"In addition to improving overall health, cardiovascular fitness, range of motion, and flexibility, exercise can help one increase energy, improve balance, manage spasticity, decrease muscle atrophy, and better perform activities of daily living."
National Center on Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD)
Phone: 800-900-8086 (voice and tty)
Fax: 312-355-4058
E-Mail: ncpad@uic.edu
http://www.ncpad.org/Factshthtml/ms.htm ******************************************************

Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Article with links, The National Multiple Sclerosis Society:"A study published by researchers at the University of Utah in 1996 clearly demonstrated 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 their participation in social activities."
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society
733 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
E-mail: http://www.nationalmssociety.org/contactus/index.asp
http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Sourcebook-Exercise.asp ******************************************************

Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Research Study, Oregon Health & Science University:"Results of a clinical trial conducted by Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) reveal yoga or exercise assists multiple sclerosis (MS) patients with fatigue. The study was conducted and funded within the Oregon Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Neurological Disorders (ORCCAMIND) at OHSU."
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Rd.
Portland, Oregon 97239-3098
Phone: 503-494-8311
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http://www.ohsu.edu/news/2003/040303orccamind.html ******************************************************

Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Overview of Research Studies, Rehabilitation Physiology Lab, University of Buffalo:"Few studies have considered the role of exercise as a treatment for fatigue in MS patients. The goals of this proposed, study are (1) to measure the changes in fatigue as the result of a simulated workday and the next morning (incomplete recovery, residual fatigue); and (2) to study the effectiveness of a 16-week program of anti-fatiguing resistance exercises."
E-mail: nfisher@buffalo.edu
http://phhp.buffalo.edu/rs/rehabphys/multiple.html ******************************************************

Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Yoga, Understandingms.com:"In the last few years, yoga has resurfaced as an exercise, not to mention fashion, craze...A study funded by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health recently examined its benefits in people with multiple sclerosis (MS)."
E-mail: info@understandingms.com
http://www.understandingms.com/ms/articles/yogamatters.asp ******************************************************

Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Both Yoga and Exercise Cut MS Fatigue, Webmd.com:"There's good news for people with multiple sclerosis. Exercise and yoga help relieve the awful fatigue that often plagues multiple sclerosis patients."
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