LiveWiseMS Newsletter: April 2017

  • Published April 15, 2017
 
Valuable information for MS patients and caregivers
 
 

Spring has finally sprung! With warmer temperatures and longer days, now is the perfect time to get out and get moving.

There used to be a time when health care practitioners didn't encourage their MS patients to exercise. Now studies have proven the benefits of any type of movement on managing multiple sclerosis symptoms and in turn, improving quality of life. MS patients who exercise regularly report improved moods, better balance and range of motion, increased flexibility and strength, and reduced fatigue.

Review the various resources in this issue for additional information on MS and exercise. Remember, whatever you decide to do, always listen to your body, and consult with your health care practitioner before starting anything new or if you have any concerns or questions.

Any little bit of increased activity will help so get out there and start moving!

 
Symptom Management Spotlight: Physical Activity
 

Physical activity can increase your energy levels, improve your walking ability and physical function, and provide a higher quality of life. Because of the benefits of exercise, you should work with your health care professionals to establish the most realistic exercise goals based on your abilities. Learn more with the articles below:

Yoga for Every Body
In the emerging field of adaptive yoga, teachers are trained to instruct people with all kinds of disabilities by tailoring the practice to what their students' bodies are capable of.
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Perspectives on Physical Activity Among People with Multiple Sclerosis Who Are Wheelchair Users
Understanding the daily factors that permit and prevent physical activity in people with MS who are wheelchair users is important for encouraging such behavior.
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Multiple Sclerosis and Exercise
Review the epidemiology, management, exercise benefits, risks, and goals for persons with MS.
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FEATURED VIDEOS: EXERCISE AND YOGA
 

Watch Megan Wiegel, DNP, ARNP-c, MSCN, discuss the benefits of exercise and yoga on multiple sclerosis in the videos below:

Exercise and Multiple Sclerosis

Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis


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FEATURED BLOG POSTS
 

Kim Fryling-Resare shares how exercise helps her manage multiple sclerosis:

To exercise or not to exercise? That is the question...
Not only is it helping me with my weight and keeping me physically healthy in that regard but I've noticed other benefits as well. It helps me with my self-image and confidence, elevates my mood, improves my overall mental state, and allows me to better manage stress.
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MS actually made me a runner
Running has contributed to my overall health and well-being, and it is one of the key strategies that has helped me manage life with multiple sclerosis.
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WHAT'S NEW ON LIVEWISEMS
 

Below are some of the most recent resources on LiveWiseMS.org:

The Emerging Role of the Gut Microbiome
Our gut microbiome is increasingly of interest to healthcare professionals because of mounting evidence that disruption of the gut microbiome (the term is "dysbiosis") can impact the other functions and well-being outside our digestive tract.
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Outcome Expectations and Physical Activity
The purpose of this study was to explore the multidimensional (physical, social, and self-evaluative) outcome expectations for physical activity among persons with longstanding MS.
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Combined training improves walking mobility
Based on the success of using combined cardiorespiratory and strength exercise programs in stroke patients, the authors investigated whether an exercise program that addresses those physiological systems affected by MS can improve walking ability in people with MS.
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