The primary components of an exercise program include flexibility, strength training, cardiovascular exercise, and balance. An exercise program may, for example, include strength training with resistance bands and incorporating yoga or tai chi for balance. An arm bike or swimming might work for cardiovascular training. There are many options available for individuals of all mobility levels.
The Can Do Multiple Sclerosis webinar New Years’ Resolutions – Motivation to Exercise discusses how to implement and be motivated to begin your entrance to this exciting world of exercise. Slow your pace and focus on what you can control now in the present. Use relaxation techniques or mindfulness exercises to help slow your pace. And finally, exercise your options. Figure out where in your life you want to start with changes and determine when you want to start. Also determine a plan and resolve to track your progress.