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Should people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis exercise?

Exercise is important for people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), particularly in early stages of the illness. Exercise is beneficial to mind and body at a difficult point in life. Gentler exercises, like stretching and walking, are highly recommended. People with ALS should talk to their doctor before beginning a new exercise regimen.

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