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5 Small Exercises to Include In Your Daily Routine

By Daryl H. Bryant (361 words)
Posted in Living with MS on April 6, 2018

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5 Small Exercises to Include In Your Daily Routine

Having a hard time staying active or finding the best exercise for MS? The easiest way to get exercise in is to incorporate it into your day. Read on to learn 5 small exercises to include in your daily routine or learn more about staying active with limited mobiliity.


One of the best exercises for MS is walking, if you are able. It works multiple muscles, doesn’t overly stress the body, and can be done anywhere. Increase your walking by parking further away from buildings when you run errands or taking a walk rather than scrolling through Facebook on your break.


This won’t work for everyone, but if stairs are comfortable for you, consider increasing the amount you use them. Pick stairs over elevators when you have the chance. If you live in a home with stairs, try to walk up and down the stairs twice instead of once each time you need to move between levels in the house.

Lift Stuff

During sedentary parts of your day, pick up a lightweight item and complete a few repetitions just like you would with a weight. You can use the remote control, canned goods, books, or anything that feels right.

Stretch Breaks

Set a timer on your phone to remind you to stretch multiple times throughout the day. Bend over and touch your toes. Twist your torso. You can find all kinds of easy stretches to do online, but the most important thing is to listen to your body. You know where there is tension. Do your best to stretch it out.

Just Move

Exercise doesn’t have to be as formal as the other items in this list. Just move around as often as you are able to. Sitting in the recliner in the morning? Lift your legs up and hold them off the recliner as long as you can before resting. Dance while you’re cleaning. Jump around a little bit while you’re cooking dinner.

Learn how to increase energy at work with desk exercises. Plus, we’ve got lists of specific exercises that fight fatigue and workouts that reduce numbness.

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