ActiveMSers has tested dozens of pieces of gear, read through a bundle of books, and combed the net for things to make life with MS a little easier. Below are our favorite gifts for the person with multiple sclerosis broken down by price. After personally using all of these myself, I’d buy them all again. To me, those are the best presents. Please note, ActiveMSers has arranged discounts for registered members as high as 25% with a number of these companies. Details to join ActiveMSerscan be found here.
The T boasts an emblazoned ActiveMSers logo on the front and the ultimate message of hope on the back: "MS is BS" (Multiple Sclerosis is Beatable Someday). Available in both women's and men's cut. Funds raised from sales are used to help offset the costs of the ActiveMSers website.
With over 25 million users, Lumosity.com is the internet's most popular brain-building website. Developed by neuroscientists, the brain games were strategically developed to target areas such as memory, problem solving and attention. ACTIVEMSERS DISCOUNT
These are affordable, well-made trekking poles with an ironclad locking system. I particularly like the Z-Pole, which deploys with a quick snap and are super versatile (but they will set you back more than $100).
The new Fitbit Zip and One are far more than pedometers, they are motivating exercise partners. I wear mine every day and it syncs automatically with my computer or phone so I can track my progress easily.
In our testing, this is the only vest that aced virtually ever challenge. It can even be worn under loose fitting clothing and most will not even notice. Best of all, it recharges at room temperature, so it is incredibly convenient. Expect about 3 hours of relief or longer depending on temperatures. ACTIVEMSERS DISCOUNT
There’s a reason these adjustable forearm crutches are the best on the market. Their carbon fiber is lighter than titanium and every component is high end. Best of all: outdoor attachments! ACTIVEMSERS DISCOUNT
These “fan” stationary bikes are versatile: work just your arms, just your legs, or both. You can even work out your arms from your walker or wheelchair by parking it in front. Don’t skimp (unless you go Craigslist)!