Updated: Mar 23
New Jersey, USA
What is the name of your mission or business?
Kessler Foundation Exercise Neurorehabilitation Laboratory
When did it start? 2020
#1: What is the mission or purpose of your business?
Our lab research is dedicated to developing and testing exercise training programs to improve the physical, cognitive, and brain health of people with multiple sclerosis (MS). Our research involves clinical trials that study the effects of physical activity and exercise training on cognitive performance, neuroimaging and functional outcomes in people with MS. Lab researchers focus on systematically designing and optimizing exercise programs to help individuals with MS better manage their cognitive and mobility disabilities. The long-term goal is to deliver these programs in the community.
#2: How can you help our community live a healthier life?
The goal is to share and interpret scientific findings with community members in a comprehensible way, ensuring individuals with MS have access to current and precise information regarding the advantages of physical activity and exercise training.
#3: What resources can you suggest to our community?
The Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for MS (applies to people beyond Canada!): http://www.csep.ca/CMFiles/Guidelines/specialpops/CSEP_MS_PAGuidelines_adults_en.pdf National Multiple Sclerosis Society Recommendations for Exercise for Adults with MS: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1352458520915629
#4: Your story and experiences are incredibly valuable and can provide encouragement and motivation to others our the community. What words of advice or encouragement would you give to someone with MS or going through a challenging time right now?
The best advice I can give would be to KEEP MOVING! Even if it's a bad day, if you can't move as well as you used to, or if you are feeling fatigued. Try to keep moving! Within the limits of your safety, of course.
The evidence suggests that physical activity can provide numerous benefits for individuals with MS. It's not mandatory to engage in structured exercise programs with a personal trainer at a gym. Even small increments of physical activity, such as taking a few extra steps throughout the day, can accumulate over time and yield positive outcomes such as decreased fatigue, better physical fitness, improved balance and mobility, reduced symptoms of depression, and possibly even enhanced cognitive function and brain health.
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E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: https://kesslerfoundation.org/lab/exercise-neurorehabilitation-research
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