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Archive for ‘Living Well With MS

7/29 What’s Your Exercise Plan?

Critical to living well with MS is exercise.  Finding a regimen matching your abilities is important.  Poor balance and leg weakness an issue?  Try a recumbent stationary bike.  Save some cash and buy someone’s barely-used bike sitting in the basement!   Yoga is great for balance.  MS classes for Yoga can be found in larger cities.  Otherwise, purchase a Yoga video.  Swimming makes balance less of an issue and keeps the body temperature cool for more endurance.  Confined to a wheelchair?  Leg stretches and arm weights can be very effective.

If you have little limitations, go for it.  Some of you are already marathon runners and triathletes!  Keeping a strong as possible is hard work, but the pay off is great over the long term.  Make your plan and stick with it!

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12/21 Happy Holidays! Here’s to a Healthy New Year!

As we start 2011 together, it’s a great time to recommit to helping yourself and those close to you.  Got a plan?   Exercise is a great start!   Sign up for a class, buy a yoga tape, or join a gym.  If your legs are weak, consider a recumbent bike or focus on arms with weights.   The more you do, the stronger you will be.   Shake up your diet, if needed.  Skip the fried food and roll out the fresh fruits and vegetables.  Drink more water and ditch the sweetened soda.  Follow through on stop smoking.

You be the model for your friends and families.  The payoff will be great!