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Be Active in the Summer Heat

By: Pat Kennedy, RN, CNP, MSCN, Can Do MS Nurse Educator & Programs Consultant

Summertime sometimes makes living a challenge. Many of us live by our routines that often take a hiatus in the summer months. Others find summer more difficult due to the heat so we spend far too much time indoors in our homes to escape the summer’s heat.

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Maintaining Motivation for Exercise

By: Dr. David Engstrom, ABPP, FACP, Can Do MS Programs Consultant

Many of us face the challenge of maintaining balance in our lives. One of those challenges is being able to maintain motivation for your exercise program. 

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Preventing Falls

By: Pat Kennedy, RN, CNP, MSCN, Can Do MS Nurse Educator & Programs Consultant

The fall season is a good thing because the cooler temperatures makes it easier for people to be active.  Falling down is not a good thing.  There is growing information about falls in the general population, as well as with people living with MS or other conditions, that put them at risk

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MS and the Family

By: Peggy Crawford, PhD, Can Do MS Programs Consultant

MS comes with many challenges for both the individual and family living with MS. As a chronic condition, MS is present every day even when medication is taken, stretches are done, and a positive attitude is maintained. 

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Get Back on Track: Keep Your Motivation Alive

By: David Engstrom, Ph.D., ABPP, Can Do MS Programs Consultant

Change can be hard. Every one of us has trouble with it. New Year’s resolutions are a perfect example of how change can be hard. Whether you made a plan before the New Year and never got started, or you started off great and didn’t follow through, goals are often not accomplished because they are too big, vague or complicated. Make your goals attainable, simple and small.

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The Snack Attack: Healthy-Snacking Tips

By: Baldwin Sanders, MS, RD, Can Do MS Programs Consultant

What does your snacking behavior look like? Are you a vending-machine junkie? Does your co-worker bring in tempting sweets made especially for you? Does your snacking generate a guilty feeling?

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Discover Your Brighter Side

By: Peggy Crawford , PsyD, Can Do MS Programs Consultant

If you feel a bit down in the dumps this time of the year, you have lots of company. By March it can feel like spring will never come. For most of us, seeing the sun and the first few buds are enough to perk up our mood. 

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Exercising Your Brain Power

By: Pat Kennedy, RN, CNP, MSCN, Can Do MS Nurse Educator & Programs Consultant

We often talk about the value of exercise for your health and well-being.  As it turns out, exercise is valuable for your brain as well. 

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Your Yearly Checklist

By: Pat Kennedy, RN, CNP, MSCN, Can Do MS Nurse Educator & Programs Consultants

Every year when I open the first page of my new calendar, I feel excited about the things that will fill my calendar over the next year. While New Years' resolutions never work for me, I do make sure the things that need to be done for my health are planned in advance. 

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Brain Exercises and Some Fun

By: Pat Kennedy, RN, CNP, MSCN, Can Do MS Nurse Educator & Programs Consultant

Humor is the great thing, the saving thing.  The minute it crops up, all our irritation and resentments slip away, and a sunny spirit takes their place.  ~Mark Twain~ 

April is upon us. Winter is waning, spring is coming. It is time to shed the pallor and have some fun. Play this little game. Good for the brain and good for the soul!

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