Even when you have a condition that interferes with your movement, exercise can still help you feel better. And that's true for secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS), too. It can help you maintain some mobility, manage the fatigue that goes hand-in-hand with MS, and just feel stronger, says clinical exercise physiologist Carol Ewing Garber, Ph.D., professor of movement sciences at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City.
“Those are the primary direct benefits,” she says. “But also just in terms of overall general health, exercise, even small amounts, can be really helpful.”