Document Type : Literature Reviews


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


Background: COVID-19 seems to have a major impact on physical activity behaviors, especially for people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) who have health
conditions. Methods: This study was a narrative review. Six databases, namely PubMed, ISI
Web of Knowledge, Scopus, Google Scholar, Science Direct, and ProQuest, were
search for relevant published studies.
Results: Healthcare providers and organizations advise people to stay at home,but this does not mean that they should be inactive. Self-isolation has an adverse
effect on behavior activities and mental health in people with MS. Physical activity can act as medicine for people with MS, as it helps reduce stress, anxiety,
and fatigue while improving balance, muscle strength, flexibility, and quality of life.
Conclusion: People with MS are recommended to perform activities such as whole-body chair exercises with moderate intensity at least 150 minutes per
week according to the level of the individual’s ability.


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