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Lifting Weights - Causing Or Limiting Atrophy?
A mySMAteam Member asked a question 💭

Hi all. The advice is so conflicting on the topic of lifting weights. I'm a strong type 3. I can still feel good muscle in my arms and it exists (albeit not great) in my legs. Is lifting weights ok or are we to limit our exercise to lifting our own body weight only? I am on Evrysdi.

A mySMAteam Member

You can exercise. But don't overdo it. As I stated above. Aqua therapy is the best! Best of luck to you!!

I Have Had 3 Falls In 5 Days. My Legs Collapse Without Warning And I Crash To The Ground. I Am Frightened. I Don’t Know What To Do.
A mySMAteam Member asked a question 💭

The doctor said to do balance and strength exercises but that wont help with atrophy. Do I visit a neurologist for advice or give up doing things in the house like preparing meals and washing up.

A mySMAteam Member

I understand your concerns. My biggest fear is falling. After fracturing my hip and knee from a bad fall, I started using a platform walker. It helps me to walk without losing my balance. It also… read more