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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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Take a Seat

To get a good workout in, you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your house. Just take a seat and sweat through twelve simple exercises. Forget treadmills, elliptical machines and free weights. To build up your strength and spirit, all you need is a chair. Yep, your favorite chair is your new home gym. And this downloadable PDF…

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Yoga Foundations Chapter 1

Yoga Foundations Chapter 1

Learn how to step out of your pain and feel good without ever doing a single pretzel pose. Take some time for yourself with Hillary Rubin’s yoga lessons. Yoga Foundations Chapter 1 will present you an introduction to yoga, show you the basics of the yoga mindset, and demonstrate the essence in order to begin your yoga practice. These are…

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Lose Weight - Gain Everything

Lose Weight – Gain Everything

Losing weight is a battle. But when you’re armed with the right weapons to fight that battle, a victory isn’t far behind. The healthier you are, the better you can manage your symptoms, like fatigue, pressure sores, negative self-image, joint stress and demand on your heart and lungs. Small changes in your eating habits can make a huge difference.  …

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Put the Moves on MS

Put the Moves on MS

Get your heart rate up and your symptoms under control with the power of exercise. You don’t even have to wear spandex. We promise. Exercise is everything. It improves cardiac health, stamina, and even your mood. Imagine being able to manage symptoms like fatigue, weakness and even bladder and bowel difficulties. Well, guess what? You can. We’re not talking Rocky-style…

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Wheelchair Exercises: Fitness Workouts

Wheelchair Exercises: Fitness Workouts

MS, wheelchairs, and exercise. If you think you can’t combine the three, think again. There are many exercise programs designed specifically for those using a wheelchair. Regular exercise is a great way to keep your weight under control, lose weight if you need to, and gain strength, flexibility and a sense of well-being. It’s a fact that exercise releases a…

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Breathe Deeply

Breathe Deeply

Having a chronic illness may increase stress, and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is no exception. The good news is there are a variety of strategies for managing day-to-day stress through relaxation. Deep breathing is one technique you can try throughout the day. It only takes a few minutes and can be done almost anywhere at any time. Deep breathing may help…

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Meditation and Visualization

Meditation and Visualization

In all honesty, sometimes there’s just no way to avoid stress. For people living with MS, some of the common signs of stress, like fatigue and muscle tightness, also may be symptoms of the disease. Recognizing the difference between your stress responses and your MS symptoms may help you determine when you are stressed. Fortunately, there are many different methods…

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Get a Better Grip in the Kitchen

Get a Better Grip in the Kitchen

The kitchen is probably the most popular room in your house. At times, it can also be one of the most frustrating. In her book,Multiple Sclerosis: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier, author Shelley Peterman Schwartz offers some helpful suggestions for grabbing and gripping your most important kitchen tools and appliances: For help opening jars and bottles with just one…

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Great Snack Groups to Fuel an MS Diet

Great Snack Groups to Fuel an MS Diet

If you have multiple sclerosis (MS), you may want to take a closer look at your nutrition and food choices. A diet for MS is one that keeps your overall health in check. Pre-planning snacks and meals can help decrease fatigue and improve energy levels. A high-fiber diet may help improve bowel function, which can be affected by both the…

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Find Your Best Treatment Plan

Find Your Best Treatment Plan

Once you’ve been diagnosed, your healthcare team will recommend an MS treatment plan which may include medications, various therapies and lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise regimens. It’s important to understand your treatment so you can ask for adjustment if you’re not getting good results. There’s no cure for MS, but with the many therapies available, people are able…

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