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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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Digital Health and MS

You’ve probably heard a lot recently about the revolution in “digital health.” While that phrase can mean many different things depending on the context, we wanted to take a moment today to tell you about three ways you can use technology to help in the fight against MS. The MS Awareness Facts skill allows users to ask Amazon Alexa for…

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Take a Seat. It's Good Exercise

Take a Seat. It’s Good Exercise

Squeezing in a trip to the gym sounds great, but it’s not always realistic. By taking 10 to 20 minutes and exercising on a chair at work or at home, you can get a great workout. Changing your pace, stretching your muscles, and some deep breathing can help clear your mind and keep you moving. Here are some stretching exercises…

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Love These Cold Weather Activities

Cold weather can be your best friend if you experience MS heat-sensitivity. It’s well known that heat or high humidity can cause a temporary worsening of MS symptoms. Heat-sensitivity is a reason why aquatic exercises are so high on the list of activities for those with MS. Also, think about trying some winter weather activities that get you outside and…

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Your Body Needs Them. Omega-3's Have Everyone Talking.

Your Body Needs Them. Omega-3’s Have Everyone Talking.

If you’ve ever wondered exactly what “omega-3s” are and why they seem to be such a big deal in the health world, you’re not alone. What Are They? Omega-3s are essential polyunsaturated fatty acids commonly found in fish, yet not so commonly in the diet of the average American. While we don’t know everything about omega-3s yet, our bodies clearly…

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Manage Fatigue With Physical Exercise

Manage Fatigue With Physical Exercise

Fatigue is a common symptom of MS. Developing an exercise plan that works for you and one you can sustain over time may help reduce certain types of MS-related fatigue. It’s of course important to work with your healthcare team to design a suitable MS exercise program. Gain endurance. Aerobic exercises are those that raise your heartbeat and respiration. Over…

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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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Stronger Muscles Help with MS Daily Living

Multiple sclerosis can cause a number of physical changes in your body, including increased mobility challenges. Physical therapy may be able to help you deal with some of the mobility issues associated with MS. One of the most common challenges for people with MS is “foot drop”. This condition is typically caused by weakness in some of the foot muscles…

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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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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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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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