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Don’t just sit there, do something! July 26, 2010

Posted by manonamsion in Exercise, multiple sclerosis, swank diet.
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So it is summer, and you may have noticed that I haven’t been posting much . . . and this one will be a short one.  This is my first summer on the Swank Diet (I started last September), and it is nice to be spending my summer over 35 pounds lighter!  While I still have a way to go, I have way more energy and I’m using it to ride my bike and get exercise every opportunity I can. 

Multiple sclerosis does not mean you can’t exercise; in fact, it makes it more critical.   Yes, we must get adequate sleep; you will know what works for you (for me, it means at least 7 hours every night).  Yes, some of us are heat sensitive, and we need to be sensible.  But getting out in the sun to get some exercise (not to the point of exhaustion) will let your body manufacture some natural vitamin D, while keeping your body in shape.   Good advice for anyone; great advice for those with MS.

I wouldn’t be the Man on a MSion if I didn’t give you the scientific facts on the benefits of exercise for those this MS, but I’m going to let Dr. Jelinek do the heavy lifting today.  I’ve got to get back outside!!!