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    General Exercise

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    Peter M Gray - Fit at 70
    I have never written before but I felt that a few words of support wouldn’t come amiss about Tessa Buckley’s article on her fitness programme in New Pathways Magazine. I am 70 this year and have had MS since I was 33. I managed to keep working for 14 years.

    When walking became difficult my doctor referred me to Jim Fisher - Melkham Hospital’s physiotherapists - a blind man who had an affinity with disability. He started me on a fitness programme. Like Tessa, I start my day with stretching exercises and have regular visits to my exercise room working out in there. I have a powerful treadmill, bicycle, weights bench and rowing machine. I have regular Reflexology, Bowen, Acupuncture, Reiki, Yoga, and HBO.

    I keep to a healthy diet and drink mostly filtered water. Most important I go to bed every afternoon and do not walk beyond my capacity when we are out. If I get tired I propel myself in my wheelchair.

    It’s not that I thought Tessa needed any encouragement from me; she seems to know her direction. I wish her well for the future.

    © Multiple Sclerosis Resource Centre (MSRC)

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