Like any chronic illness, living with MS can mean learning to dance with your own unique set of symptoms. However, dancing has been proven to improve health and mood in MS patients, leaving them feeling better, healthier and happier. From stiffness concerns to balance issues, here is how a Boss portable ballet barre can impact your MS and your life for the better...
Spasticity can be a real concern for MS'ers and make everyday-movements uncomfortable. Stretching can help a lot but stretching too hard can lead to torn muscles. This is especially true if you are currently experiencing numbness. A barre is perfectly designed to help you stretch gently and effectively, decreasing spasticity and improving flexibility. With a barre, you have better control of how you stretch which can help to prevent injury.
Exercise and stretching can improve your balance which can be highly beneficial if you have had a relapse that affected your balance or mobility. Best of all, a barre makes squats, one-legged stands and heel to toe raises easier - all of which are great ways to improve your balance. A portable barre gives you a sturdy place to hold on to and helps you to balance while you work on your balancing act.
Improved Cognitive Function
Researchers studied dance therapy in a group of MS patients who were not able to take preventive medications. The study showed that not only did dance improve physical conditioning but it also improved cognitive function. While you should never go off of your preventive care treatment if your doctor has prescribed it, dance can be a great addition to your current regimen.
Healthier Body for a Healthier Life
The healthier you are with MS... the better off you'll be. Not only does staying in shape keep you confident in yourself but it also can help to prevent relapses and illnesses which can be a trigger for bringing on new disease activity.
Ready to dance your way into a new you? Contact us today to learn more about our portable ballet barres. We look forward to being a small part of helping you stay healthy and happy for a lifetime.