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Multiple Sclerosis

Exercises for people with MS

A new resource from the Multiple Sclerosis Trust (UK): Exercises for people with MS. When Exercises for people with MS was launched in 2004 it was the first publication designed to build on the evidence that exercise was good for…
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Reality Check, Anyone?

In the absence of a dramatic relapse, it seems to take me weeks to recognize a downturn. And the thing that should really tip me off is my sudden inability to exercise. But no. I spend weeks berating myself for…
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Exercising with MS

Here’s a good, basic, article from United Spinal: Exercising With Multiple Sclerosis: It’s Not Rocket Science One mistake that many people make when they start exercising regularly—whether it’s lifting weights, circuit training, or performing cardio—is focusing on what everyone else…
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Goofy Things You Read about MS

From today’s paper: On Labor Day that year Clark’s sister was able to talk her through an attack, which was brought on by the stress of planning to go away for the weekend. After that, she was able to stop…
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I Used to be a Fun Person

Liz writes: At some point it just feels sucky to be around people having fun if they expect you to also be all fun-having when you can’t. I have to go off by myself a little at that point to…
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Multiple Sclerosis and Exercise

Thanks to Ziggi at Wheelchair Diffusion for the link to the NARCOMS presentation on MS and physical activity. Some excerpts: Less than two out of three responders (57%) recalled their treating physician ever having recommended exercise to them. The main…
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My Relapse: the Play by Play

Last week, I could stand briefly unassisted, walk with forearm crutches for short distances, dress myself, roll over in bed, and do 5K in under 35 minutes. This week, not so much. Last weekend I went up to the YMCA…
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Swim or Bike?

Way back when, it was kindly pointed out to me that it’s hard to have MS, a full time job, and an exercise program. Well, I don’t have a full time job any more, so it’s time to get cracking….
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Multiple Sclerosis & Exercise

When I started exercising, I didn’t really understand very much about the relationship between heat and fatigue (and other increased symptoms), so I went hunting for more information. I’ve now started to accumulate a list of resources about MS and…
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Karen Stone

I was dismayed to read of the death of Karen Stone in this month’s New Mobility (and surprised that I hadn’t heard already). Karen Stone, who used illness and writing to teach, dead at 62: “She wrote about it (having…
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Multiple Sclerosis Postcard Blog

Multiple Sclerosis Postcard Blog – some serious talent out there: Image description: a postcard. The background is a few strands of grass with drops of water clinging to them. A picture of a Drill Sergeant’s hat sits at the top….
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