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It’s your move, make the most of it! Here you’ll find practical advice and tools to help keep your mind sharp and focused…

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How to Tell Your Friends about Multiple Sclerosis

How to Tell Your Friends about Multiple Sclerosis

Sometimes the words just don’t come out right when we’re talking about serious issues like health or relationships. When you feel ready to tell your friends about your MS, take some time to think about what you want to say and how you want to describe your new situation. You’re probably not looking for sympathy or pity, but you surely…

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Journaling is a Great Support Plan

Journaling is a Great Support Plan

Write it down and you gain power over it. The “it” in that sentence can mean any number of challenges when you’re dealing with MS. “It” might be stress or moodiness caused by an over-scheduled life and the fatigue that can come with MS. Maybe “it” is the ongoing challenge to stick with an MS-friendly diet and walk by the…

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Living Well Through Volunteering

Living Well Through Volunteering

If you’ve ever done volunteer work, you know the gratifying feeling you get when you help others in a cause you care about. Doing for others is one way to enhance your sense of purpose and overall well-being. When we share of ourselves, we make connections, use our talents to improve the lives of others, help to solve problems, and…

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Know your comfort levels

Know your comfort levels

By paying close attention to how your body reacts to changes in heat, humidity, lighting and other environmental factors, you can create a space that meets your needs. So you always keep your cool. Literally. Though cognitive difficulties and physical problems are two different symptoms of MS, the two are actually more closely intertwined than you think. It’s important to…

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Raise Your Mood with Retail Therapy

Raise Your Mood with Retail Therapy

Anyone with MS is likely to have moody days where it seems like the world is closing in around them. Maybe you’re struggling through a bout of MS-fatigue and can hardly get off the couch, even though you’re normally active and handle your MS with grace and confidence. There are lots of ways to fight through a low mood, and…

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Top 5 Digital Tools for Those Living with MS

Top 5 Digital Tools for Those Living with MS

Multiple Sclerosis presents a variety of daily struggles and challenges that may seem overwhelming at times. Fortunately, there are several digital tools at your disposal, with more emerging each day. This is in addition to all the great articles, videos, tips, and tools you can find on our site, MoveOverMS.org. In keeping our mission to provide helpful, informative and convenient…

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5 Ways to Wrestle Your Stress to the Ground

5 Ways to Wrestle Your Stress to the Ground

Life is stressful for all of us and when MS is added to the mix of normal life stressors, it might seem too much to handle. But in fact, there are a number of ways to wrestle that MS stress to the ground so you emerge the victor. Here are five tips that others with MS have successfully deployed to…

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Relaxing Takes Practice

Relaxing Takes Practice

We’ve all said it: “That guy needs to learn how to relax!” Well, in fact, relaxing is something people really do have to learn how to do. Relaxing takes practice. But the rewards can help you manage and reduce stress, and improve your overall health. There is no one right way to relax. And there’s an almost never-ending list of…

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Manage Your Mood Swings

Manage Your Mood Swings

If you’re “feeling blue,” “bummed,” or “having a bad day,” then you’re like thousands of people with MS who go through swings in mood. These episodes can be mild or severe, bringing you down low and then up high. You might shift between happiness, sadness, irritability and/or rage, says the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.  Don’t ignore your mood swings because…

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Living Well with MS: Be Your Own Best Friend

Living Well with MS: Be Your Own Best Friend

You already know that you’ve had to make some lifestyle changes to accommodate MS – and while some of the changes are minor, others are major and require discipline and commitment. On those days when you just can’t summon the energy to do your MS exercises or when you can’t shake the emotional ‘blues’, it’s tempting to blame yourself for…

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