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    1. Exercise as Part of Everyday Life (.pdf)

      Physical activity can be a regular part of staying healthy if you have MS. Includes tips on handling MS symptoms. By Mary Harmon.

    2. Stretching with a Helper for People with MS — An Illustrated Manual (.pdf)

      For individuals who need a helper. Illustrated manual showing range of motion, stretching, and balance exercises for at-home program. By Beth E. Gibson, PT.

    3. Controlling Your Weight and MS (video)

      This video features Mary Hughes, MD, who answers a viewer's question about concerns of controlling weight for people with MS.

    4. West Chester Area YMCA

      adaptive fitness classes (West Chester, Pa.)

    5. National Center on Health, Physical Activity & Disability (NCHPAD)

      program database & information resource (national)

    6. ACAC Feeling Fit with MS Class

      (West Chester, Pa.) Ongoing fitness classes for people living with MS.

    7. Pilates

      (Newtown, Pa.) Pilates builds and strengthens muscles that aid in balance, walking, stamina and core conditioning. Please call to register to be sure space is still available. Tuesdays from Saturdays, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., ongoing Synergy Rehab & Chiropractic Center 105 Terry Drive, suite 114 Newtown, Pa 18940 Fee: $5 per class To register: Call Edye at (215) 514-3390Click the links above or call 1-800-FIGHT-MS (option 1) for more information.

    8. Live Fully, Live Well

      Managing your health and wellness is an integral part of "living well" with MS. Live Fully, Live Well is a comprehensive wellness program from the National MS Society and Can Do MS, designed for people living with MS and their support partners. Live Fully, Live Well covers topics affecting the whole family living with MS in order to strengthen relationships, increase understanding and promote improved health and quality of life.

    9. Stretching and Range of Motion for People with MS — An Illustrated Manual (.pdf)

      Illustrated manual showing range of motion, stretching, and balance exercises for at-home program. By Beth E. Gibson, PT.

    10. Yes U Can Individualized Exercise & Weight Training at University of Delaware

    11. Yes U Can Swim Extension at University of Delaware

    12. Exercise / physical activity with MS (video)

      Judy Boone, physical therapist Lynn Williams, Dan Melfi and Dave Altman discuss the physical activities they enjoy / have modified to continue while living with MS. Learn more at http:www.nationalMSsociety.org/recreation.

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