Document Type : Literature Reviews

Authors

1 Department of Sports Medicine, School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Yaman st, Shahid Chamran Highway, Tehran, Iran‎.

2 Department of Sport Science, Faculty of Humanities, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

3 Department of Computer Science, Islamic Azad University Kermanshah Branch, Kermanshah, Iran

10.30476/jrsr.2021.89410.1130

Abstract

Background: COVID-19 seems to be having a major impact on physical activity behaviours especially for people with Multiple Sclerosis who have health conditions.
Methods: This study was a narrative review and search of the PubMed, ISI Web of Knowledge, Scopus, Google Scholar, Science Direct, and ProQuest databases was carried out for relevant studies published from 1980 to 2020.
Results: Health centers advise that people should stay at home but it does not mean that they could be inactive. Also, Self-isolation has an adverse effect on activities behaviour and mental health in people with MS. Hence, Physical activity can act as medicine for people with Multiple Sclerosis as it helps to reduce stress, anxiety, and fatigue while improving balance, strength, flexibility, and quality of life.
Conclusion: It is recommended to perform activities such as whole-body chair exercises with moderate-intensity at least 150 minutes per week according to the level of individuals’ ability.

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