My Body

The old adage says “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” At MoveOverMS, we say that’s an excellent start! Check out these helpful tips, videos, and tools to keep your body at its best.

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Getting a Better Night's Sleep

Getting a Better Night’s Sleep

If you’ve ever experienced sleep deprivation, then you know how disruptive it can be to your quality of life. Feeling grumpy, “down,” or tired during the day may be an indication that you’re not getting enough of the sleep you need or, at least, not enough good quality sleep. Trouble sleeping and fatigue Many people living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)…

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Therapists Help You Beat the Blues

It’s common, even normal, to have feelings of sadness and grief when diagnosed with MS. It’s also common to go through regular ‘ups and downs’ as you deal with the daily challenges of life and life with MS. But note that, according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, “Researchers are finding increasing evidence that depression is a symptom of MS…

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Key Food Ingredients in a Healthy MS Diet

Key Food Ingredients in a Healthy MS Diet

A good diet can make all of us healthier. The good news for people with multiple sclerosis is that eating well can help manage MS symptoms. Eating well is a cornerstone to living well with MS. Here are some healthy foods to emphasize in your diet, organized by category: Cereals, Grains, and Starch Good news — you can still eat…

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Short-Term Benefits for Long Term Goals

Short-Term Benefits for Long Term Goals

The more you exercise, the better. Increased physical activity can add years to your life and improve the quality of those years. But forget the long term—what about the short term?   Well lucky for you, the benefits of exercise begin in a very timely manner. Immediately. A little bit of exercise can go a long way. And you don’t…

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Why Stretching Rocks

Why Stretching Rocks

From reducing muscle tension to improving your coordination, the benefits of regular stretching can be felt from top to bottom. So don’t hold out on your body. Your body will thank you. It’s no secret. Stretching can work wonders for your body. From emotional to physical benefits, you’ll see a difference once you make stretching a regular part of your…

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Take a Hike!

Take a Hike!

Hiking lovers all around the world can tell you how great a hike is for your physical health and, just as importantly, your mental well-being. There are tons of benefits to getting outside, such as breathing in the crisp, clean air and seeing the wonders of nature up close. Hiking clears the mind and refreshes the spirit. It’s relaxing and…

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Find a Friend and Get Your Walking Plan Going

Find a Friend and Get Your Walking Plan Going

A regular walking regimen is a great way for many people to get a good cardio workout, build endurance and stamina, and connect with friends. This is true for those with and without multiple sclerosis. For those with MS, however, problems with gait can be one of the more common mobility challenges, which makes walking more difficult. This is due…

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Understanding Pain Management in MS

Understanding Pain Management in MS

Pain symptoms are not unusual in people with MS. If pain is one of your symptoms, it’s important to talk to your healthcare provider about pain management strategies which may help alleviate your pain symptoms. When you do have this talk, be sure to clearly describe your symptoms and how severe they are so that you receive the right treatment.…

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Fore! Golf with MS

Fore! Golf with MS

Multiple Sclerosis can mean issues with balance and coordination. True. So, it may seem logical that playing golf just isn’t possible anymore. The good news is, that’s false! Golf can still be enjoyed by those with MS and, in fact, there are MS golf tournaments held all around the country!   If you have MS, here are ‘fore’ key benefits…

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Consider a Low-Fat MS Diet

Consider a Low-Fat MS Diet

About 60 years ago, Dr. Roy Swank theorized that a diet very low in saturated fats could help those with multiple sclerosis to live healthier lives with lower MS symptoms. His Swank MS Foundation is an advocate for this low-fat, high-grain, vegetable and fruit diet. His recommendations mirror many of what today’s MS specialists say is a healthy MS diet,…

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