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the internet's best collection of MS exercise research

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Exercise & MS: Explained

What does exercise do to your body when you have MS? The founder of ActiveMSers explains in this 3-minute video that has over 200,000 views. Learn the science behind why getting fit is so important, and bonus: tour Dave's wheelchair accessible home!

3:17 min

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The Real REAL Deal with MS Fitness

When the researchers over at Barts MS Blog approached me to write a guest post about exercise and multiple sclerosis, they likely didn't expect my article, THE REAL, REAL DEAL WITH EXERCISING AND MS, to reach such a salty conclusion. Will it work with you?

4 min read

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Keeping Resolutions

For most people, resolutions start out with the best of intentions and then after a few weeks they crumble into fine dust and skitter away in chilly late January winds. There has to be a better way. For people with multiple sclerosis, there is.... 

3 min read

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5 Ultimate Exercise Hacks for MS

When you have been exercising daily with multiple sclerosis for over a decade despite increasing disability, you learn a few tricks of the trade. This article is a must read and will help you get over even the steepest exercise hump.

5 min read

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Exercise Motivation

Finding the motivation to exercise can be challenging. Turns out it can be challenging for even professional athletes. What to do? Our own resident pro Kelly Williamson has put together an honest and compelling conversation on exercise motivation.

8 min read

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MS Exercise Research

ActiveMSers has the internet’s largest collection of exercise-related multiple sclerosis research abstracts and complete studies. Does exercise reduce fatigue? Can cardio improve memory? Could exercise have a neuroprotective effect? Get the answers.


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  • Sometimes you don’t have to crank it 100%—a simple walk in the woods can clear your brain [FEATURE]

  • The internet’s best collection of tips and recommendations for exercising with MS [GUIDE]

  • When MS threatens to cut into your active passions, you need to make a change of plans [BLOG]

  • Don’t let stubborn MS symptoms—like a urgent bladder—get in the way of your athletic pursuits [BLOG]

  • Could stifling cognitive dysfunction in multiple sclerosis be as easy as implementing this trick? Maybe

  • One of the key tricks to staying motivated in your exercise routine is to stop comparing yourself to others, especially the “old you.” [BLOG]

  • If fatigue is keeping you from exercising the way you’d like—you just don’t have enough spoons—there may be a way to get them back [BLOG]


  • That time I crossed the finish line to cheers and chants of “Dave! Dave! Dave!” even though I finished dead last [BLOG]

  • Sure, you could hurt yourself exercising, but that’s no reason to stop. But it is a reason not to do this [BLOG]

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