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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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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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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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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Walking Advice from a Professional Racewalker

Okay, so maybe you’re not a veteran racewalker like Mark Fenton, host of the PBS series America’s Walking. But just about everyone can benefit from regular exercise like walking because it can improve your wellness and happiness. Taking short, regular walks can increase leg strength and can be therapeutic for problems like spasticity and poor balance. Better yet, it can help reduce…

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Seven Tips to Help You Benefit from Yoga

Seven Tips to Help You Benefit from Yoga

Yoga is a mind-body exercise method that focuses on meditation, breathing, and postures. There is also a relaxation purpose to yoga – and who doesn’t need a little of that! Perhaps this is why yoga is so popular and enjoys widespread advocacy and use within the MS community. Want proof of its benefits? A six-month scientific trial compared three groups…

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Yoga for MS - Essential Restorative Poses

Yoga for MS – Essential Restorative Poses

Learn how these two restorative poses may help you relax, reenergize and manage symptoms of fatigue. Yoga instructor and therapist, Véronique Gauthier (living with MS since 2001), demonstrates two restorative poses in this instructional video from Taming the Walrus, a European Union-based yoga for MS website. Practice these postures to help get the morning off to a peaceful start, reduce…

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Yoga for MS - Alternate Breathing without Retention

Yoga for MS – Alternate Breathing without Retention

Learn how the yoga technique of alternate breathing may help reduce tension and calm both your mind and body. In this instructional video from Taming the Walrus, a European Union-based yoga for MS website, yoga instructor and therapist, Véronique Gauthier (living with MS since 2001), demonstrates alternate breathing. The technique works by controlling the flow of air into and out…

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Chair Yoga for MS

Chair Yoga for MS

Learn how this technique may help warm up and energize your body for the new day ahead. Yoga instructor and therapist, Véronique Gauthier (living with MS since 2001), demonstrates a warm-up sequence known as “Sun Salutation” in this instructional video from Taming the Walrus, a European Union-based yoga for MS website. While seated in a chair, practice these stretches and…

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Get Motivated for Your MS Diet Plan

The right kind of diet can help you better manage and even reduce chronic MS symptoms. You’ve likely been told that there are certain foods – such as processed sugar and high-fat red meat – that worsen some of the symptoms and side-effects of MS; you know you need to change the way you eat so you focus on a…

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Yoga Foundations Chapter 2

Yoga Foundations Chapter 2

Yoga is defined in so many different ways. Like any well-oiled machine, your body needs the right fuel to run properly. Find a teacher you connect withand listen to what your body is telling you so you can keep it tuned up and ready for the long haul. A certified Anusara® Yoga teacher, Hillary Rubin has a great story that illustrates…

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