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What are the benefits of lifestyle physical activity for people with MS?

There is scientific evidence that lifestyle physical activity is associated with meaningful outcomes for persons with multiple sclerosis (MS); these outcomes range from affect on the body's cells to quality of life. Indeed, research has indicated that people with MS who engage in lifestyle physical activity have better brain health based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), better cognition based on speed of information processing and increased mobility and cardiovascular health. Furthermore, people with MS who engage in lifestyle physical activity have less fatigue, depression, anxiety and pain, and better sleep quality and quality of life. Collectively, this suggests that people with MS can benefit from lifestyle physical activity. 

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