As someone living with MS, self-help issues can sometimes take a back seat. What do I mean by that? If you are so busy managing your symptoms as well as a family or a job, doing healthy things for yourself can seem impossible to fit into your life. But that doesn't make them any less important.
At some point you will probably want or need to know more about what types of exercises are good for you to do. Any exercise that's low-impact, like yoga or pilates, is probably best. Cir does stretches almost daily and push-ups when he feels able. All to keep his body in the best shape possible.
If you didn't know it already, it is possible to be healthy, even with a condition like multiple sclerosis. It stems from making the most healthy choices you can and being consistent. You may not be able to do everything everyday. But you can decide to make the most healthiest choices each and everyday you are faced with a decision.
Nutrition and a healthy diet are probably not always a priority, especially when you have fatigue or mobility problems. However, eating nutritious and preferably organic foods whenever possible, is good for anyone, and even more so when you have MS.
Many people have an occasional drink or more. We're not here to judge you if that is something you like to do. When that occasional drink becomes a habit, then you need to be concerned.
Also, as I'm sure you've heard, smoking is not getting a good rap in the news here lately. In fact, there are so many bad things associated with smoking, I wonder how the cigarette companies are staying in business.
Taking care of yourself when you have multiple sclerosis, can only produce good results. When you exercise, eat healthy, and limit your exposure to toxins, you give your body a fighting chance at healing itself.
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