Informs: Spring 2019

InforMSSpring2019 coverExercising Your Brain

Regular physical exercise is important, but not only for the reasons you think.

Exercising Your Brain

It’s no secret it’s important to keep your body fit. But what about your brain? You may be surprised to learn how physical activity can impact your brain and your MS. Exercise is an important part of general health and wellness. That’s no secret, it’s a fact we’re reminded of on TV, social media, and just about everywhere else we turn these days. There’s no shortage of advice — fitness routines, workout guides, and exercise programs are available at most of our fingertips. There are even late-night commercials for programs and devices promising to be the one secret ingredient to your personal fitness, weight loss, strength and more.

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How Much Exercise Do You Really Need?

Interview Conducted by Kerri Cechovic | Dr. Jeffrey Hebert’s clinical and research expertise includes examining, treating and investigating balance, fall risk, mobility, fatigue and other related negative symptomatic outcomes, muscle and brain function, and the efficacy and effectiveness of exercise approaches in patients with neurological diagnoses, including persons with MS and mild traumatic brain injury. Dr. Hebert developed a novel conceptual framework of the complex interrelationships of balance, dizziness and fatigue. Based on this framework, he has constructed an innovative, multi-faceted vestibular rehabilitation program, the Balance and Eye-movement Exercises for persons with MS (BEEMS) program, which is the focus of much of his clinical and research efforts.

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