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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. (last updated June 2016)

    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. (last updated January 2019)

    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. Exercising with MS at home – Warm up & Cool down (7 videos)

      Get active from the comfort of your own home! Follow along to seven different videos featuring warm-up exercises of different stretches that are important to practice before you begin your workout. These stretches can be done standing up or sitting down, whichever is more comfortable for you! Also included are essential stretches designed for after the workout – the “cool down”. These exercises include body curls, breathing activities, and more!

    5. Exercise with MS at home – The Workout (9 videos)

      There are many factors that prevent people from exercising as often as recommended, like transportation, accessibility, financial constraints. That is why we are sharing online resources for those looking to be active from the comfort of their own home! Follow along to nine different videos that include a wide array of exercises designed for people living with MS. We recommend completing the Warm Up before executing the Workout and the Cool Down afterwards.

    6. Curing MS: How Science Is Solving Mysteries of Multiple Sclerosis (book)

      Dr. Weiner is at the cutting edge of MS research and drug development, and he describes in clear and illuminating detail the science behind the symptoms and how new drugs may hold the key to “taming the monster.” In Curing MS, Dr. Weiner teaches us the “Twenty-one Points” of MS, a concise breakdown of the knowns and unknowns of the disease; tells stories from the frontlines of laboratories and hospitals; and offers a message of hope that a cure can—and will—be found.

    7. 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.

    8. 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. (last updated June 2020)

    9. Fitness instructors trained in MS and exercise

      Many people living with MS find it beneficial to work with a fitness instructor who is knowledgeable about MS, understands how the symptoms of MS impact movement, and can adjust an exercise routine to accommodate everyone. Check out our list of instructors who have been trained in MS and exercise.

    10. 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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