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This paper presents a case study of a woman recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, further analyzing the consequences of her decision to lead a sedentary lifestyle. First, the paper considers the danger of selecting a sedentary response to the condition, which will intensify the symtoms of multiple sclerosis by failing to keep in circulation and use those nerves in deterioration, but will also lead to compounding health problems. The paper continues by describing the benefits of physical activity on health. Additionally, the paper notes that evidence seems to suggest that exercise will be a crucial part of a multidisciplinary approach to addressing the subject's condition. The paper concludes by advocating a multidisciplinary approach to the disease, particularly treating any indications of possible depression.
From the Paper:"Given the age and gender of the patient, there are specific health risks which denote a danger in her response. For sedentary women, many health risks are accelerated with aging due to the relationship between a lack of physical activity and various negative health consequences. Physical activity is a cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle for individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Physical activeness benefits the body and mind, and is crucial in preventing obesity, hypertension, heart disease and other potentially fatal long-term conditions. That is why it is absolutely crucial that activeness be integrated into the lifestyle of all adults, especially those suffering from conditions which threaten to erode this range of physical abilities. And this is especially true for women, who as they age must face such potentially debilitating physical conditions as osteoporosis and the adjustments of menopause. The body of research on health, physical activity and habitual orientations of women is at a consensus regarding the values which are inherent to participation in regularly scheduled exercise. Therefore, women leading a sedentary lifestyle may be said to be at a high risk for all manner of negative health condition, and are therefore candidates for evaluation here, in the interests of addressing improvements in health conditions."
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Sedentary Behavior in Multiple Sclerosis Case Study (2012, January 26) Retrieved October 23, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/case-study/sedentary-behavior-in-multiple-sclerosis-case-study-150103/
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