Prevent multiple sclerosis with aquatic exercises and yoga

Prevent multiple sclerosis with aquatic exercises and yoga


A revelation about reducing multiple sclerosis is sure to help everyone. A recent study states that practicing yoga and doing aquatic exercises can diminish symptoms of multiple sclerosis. People who are in the habit of exercising daily are at a far lower risk of suffering from depression, fatigue, and paresthesia.

Researchers from Psychiatric University Clinics Basel and The University of Basel conducted a study with several of their colleagues in Iran, which led to this result.

The researchers had set up an experiment where they asked a group of patients to participate in an eight- week yoga and aquatic exercise program. At the end, people who took part in the thrice a week training program exhibited far fewer signs of fatigue, depression and paresthesia than those with a sedentary lifestyle.

The sedentary group revealed 35 fold higher chances of suffering from moderate to severe depression than the active group who practiced daily yoga and did aquatic exercises.

Averages of 34 years old of fifty-four women with MS were allocated equally to three groups, namely no exercise, yoga and aquatic exercise.  They were asked to fill out questionnaires about the symptoms of sclerosis both before and after the experiment. In the meantime, all patients continued with their regular treatment and daily medications to boost their immune system.

In conclusion, the researchers emphasized the importance of daily exercise and recommended to consider training programs as possible MS treatment in the near future.

The findings of the study have been published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.