We all get hot and sweaty when we exercise but did you know that patients with multiple sclerosis actually take longer to sweat than control participants in a small study completed by the Souther Methodist University and University of Sydney? By not sweating sooner my core body temperature rises higher than my healthy counterpart. MS symptoms can increase when overheated, thereby, discouraging some MS patients from exercising all together. Since we already know that 78% of MS patients do not exercise maybe, just maybe, the core temperature issue is the root of the problem. Rather than ignoring the issue, knowledge is power giving me the ability to strategize how to keep my temperature down while exercising.
For more information check out: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140429161645.htm. Image from: parade.condenast.com.