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Thursday, August 27, 2009

HAVE Multiple Sclerosis? Work out -- as though your life depends on it

Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2009 12:50 am

Alan Worth is at the gym Tuesday afternoon, a guy faithful to his workouts.

He was a slacker -- a couch potato, self-described -- back when when he was practicing family medicine.

Now he's organized a twice-a-week class at the Cooper YMCA. Proposed it. Promoted it. Solicited money for it.

The class began three weeks ago and meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 4. A few people arrive in scooters. One man walks with a cane.

Alan uses a cane sometimes, too.

He was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis four years ago. He'd been tripping over his feet, thought he was just clumsy.

Instead, he found out he has a slow but progressive form of the disease, which blocks nerve impulses to different parts of the body.

Click here to read more on: working out with MS.


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