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Exercise and Post Polio Syndrome

on April 3, 2011

Maybe you know someone who suffered from polio as a child, or maybe you yourself did. 25% of people who had polio can start to see signs and symptoms of the disease once they reach the ages of 50-60 years.

Post Polio Syndrome is a degenerative disease that has no cure. You may not want to exercise due to the fatigue and muscle pain that you experience, but research shows that some types of exercise are important in keeping you healthier than you would be without it.

Check out these links for more info: http://www.ncpad.org/exercise/fact_sheet.php?sheet=107&section=812

http://www.post-polio.org/edu/pphnews/pph19-2a.html

Always make sure to monitor your body as you exercise; excessive muscle pain or joint stiffness should be taken care of by stopping and taking a break.

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