How exercise can slow the progression of MS with Dr. Gretchen Hawley
Summary: Dr. Gretchen Hawley, a physical therapist and MS specialist shares the importance of exercise for improved mental performance and physical movement as well as helping people with autoimmune diseases gain hope and live life confidently! She’s also the founder of The MSing Link.
What We Learn:
03:55 Start at "So, let's talk about the importance of movement"
05:25 “The Mental Component of Physical Exercise”
07:39 THE BS Shawna feeds herself about "EXERCISE"
08:38 What if I go to the gym and people look at me because I'm doing an exercise wrong?
09:44 Wearing the same shirt 2 days in a row!
13:48 How did you get into MS specialty?
16:00 “Foot Drop” - Symptom and suggested solution
17:06 How Exercise can slow the progression of MS
18:02 "As much as it's comfortable to sit and binge on Netflix all day, our bodies are made to move. So, when you get them moving there's blood flow, there's oxygen flow. There are endorphins, There so much going on that we can't see that promotes, positive thinking, promotes strength, promotes good flexibility, so it can be hard a lot of the times to get moving, but time and time again research is proving how good it is for us mentally and physically."
19:08 Brain Protein
20:00 Break your 20 min daily workouts into 4, 5 min workouts you do throughout the day!
21:03 “How Exercise Build's Confidence”
29:04 How to put gratitude on your schedule
32:23 Exercises you can do at home
35:33 “If you keep envisioning yourself being at your goal, your brain is going to help you get there.” - She Means Business (BOOK)
36:48 The BS Dr. Gretchen is feeding herself
40:00 Dr. Terry Wahls has been a part of Dr. Gretchen's program...
"I love what your podcast stands for and all the guests you have. There’s so much BS that we all feed ourselves that we don't even realize..." -Dr. Gretchen.