More MS news articles for July 2002
on MS & Fitness
Research indicates that moderate aerobic exercise, geared to a person's
abilities and limitations, has been shown to reduce fatigue and depression
and increase strength.
Current as of July 2002
Regular moderate exercise and a healthy diet can be an important part
of living with MS. Here is a selection of materials from a variety of Society
resources, including InsideMS, our quarterly lifestyle magazine for members;
pamphlets and brochures; educational programs; and more.
Exercise programs can and should be tailored to a person's needs and
abilities. Start with a neurologist's OK and then consider your individual
temperament. You're more likely to stick with activities that feel good.
The Exercise Junkie
I am addicted to exercise. As a former competitive runner, physical
education teacher, avid jogger, hiker, backpacker, and skier, my life once
revolved around sports and recreation.
Multiple Sclerosis: The Questions You Have, The Answers You Need (Chapter
5: Physical Therapy), by Rosalind Kalb, PhD, 2000, New York: Demos Medical
Publications. Book can be ordered online: http://www.demosmedpub.com/book45.html.
Discover how to improve your well-being through diet and supplements.
Food for Thought: MS and Nutrition
MS is an unpredictable disease that affects each person differently.
But a person’s quality of life can often be improved by focusing on those
aspects of health that can be changed.
Controlling MS Symptoms
Vitamins, Minerals, and Herbs in MS: An Introduction
This short booklet focuses on the use of popular vitamins, minerals,
and herbs by people with multiple sclerosis (MS). The use of these supplements
is one form of complementary and alternative medicine, which we'll call
Learn how to control MS symptoms that might be affected by exercise
What's Hot and What's Not: Ways to Cure the Summertime Blues
Over the years, people with MS, their health-care providers, and researchers
alike have come up with numerous methods for staying cool enough to avoid
worsening of symptoms in the summer.
© 2002 The National Multiple Sclerosis Society