4 Healthy Lifestyle Strategies living with multiple sclerosis:

It’s true — the things you can do to live a healthier life living with multiple sclerosis.Living with multiple sclerosis are the same things you’d do if you didn’t have MS, a neurologist at the Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City.These efforts may help to minimize your MS symptoms, and they can also reduce your chances of getting heart disease or cancer.Here are some ways to living with multiple sclerosis:

1. Don’t smoke. The dangers of lighting up are well-publicized and include raising the risk of heart disease and various forms of cancer.A study published in JAMA Neurology in 2015 provides evidence that smoking also accelerates the progression of MS from relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS)to secondary-progressive MS (SPMS).Smoking and secondhand smoke also raise the risk of developing MS.

2. Exercise regularly. “Most people know that they should exercise for cardiovascular health, but many people with MS do not get the recommended amount of exercise,” says Le Hua, MD, of the Mellen Program for MS at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas. Exercise can help build endurance, reduce pain and fatigue, and improve your mood.

living with multiple sclerosis:

Aerobics, strengthening exercises, stretching, yoga, and tai chi are all great for people living with multiple sclerosis, Dr. Hua says. If you are less mobile, there are adaptive techniques you can use to stay active.“Continue to stay as active as you can,” Howard advises. He recommends exercising under the guidance of a physical therapist, who can identify exercises that will help and show you how to do them properly.

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