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Exercise is a large part t of staying healthy. 

Stretching
Illustrated manual provides basic range-of-motion, stretching, and balance exercises for at-home program

Stretching for People with MS

Stretching for People with MS
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Stretching with a Helper

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Exercise as Part of Everyday Life

We hear the message everywhere: Regular, moderate physical exercise is good for body, mind, and spirit. But what does this mean for people like me, who live with MS? Fatigue, weakness, and lack of coordination are often everyday facts of life.It turns out that we have extra incentives to do everything possible to stay fit.

.Take a look at the web site it has many tools we can use to help us. If we keep track we can increase safely. 

We are not Doctors or physical therapists. Always contact your Doctor Before you do any exercises. Of course safety matters. Check our reminders below. 

Safety matters!

Learn how to monitor your pulse and respiration and stay within your appropriate target range.

Avoid exhaustion! A short do-nothing mind-and-body break can be more rejuvenating than a 1-hour nap

Keep cool! Avoid outdoor activities between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Carry cold drinks in insulated containers that attach comfortably to a belt, waist-pack, backpack, or shoulder strap.

Wear lightweight shoes. When the feet are cool, the rest of the body tends to be cool too.

Wear vests, hats, or kerchiefs that hold “blue ice” gel packs or materials that can be chilled for long-lasting coolness.

Dress in layers, in order to add or remove clothing as body temperature changes.

Lower body temperature immediately before and/or after exercise with a cool soak.

When no showers, tubs, pools, or gel packs are handy, try running cold water over your wrists for 3 to 5 minutes.

Refresh with “spritzes” of water from a plastic spray bottle—the type used for misting houseplants.


 

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