Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle and Weight Can Help with MS Symptoms

  • We are now staring down the end of January.  Yippee, soon we will be out of the month which is traditionally associated with "resolutions" for the year.  I'm not big on resolutions since they've never really been something which motivated me in the long run.  However, I am interested in making incremental changes for the better.


    At the beginning of Janaury (yes I was keeping a tiny secret), I started writing on the Obesity website here at HealthCentral.  A few of you reading this already know that, but I reckon most do not.  Later this week my 4th post should be going up and it's a good one exploring the topic of Resting Metabolic Rate.

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    With all of the great information Vicki is sharing in her MS & Cooking series, it seems a good time to also discuss getting healthy and staying healthy when you have a chronic disease like multiple sclerosis.


    Do you have trouble maintaining an appropriate weight, not too heavy or not too thin?   If you have trouble keeping weight on, what do you do?


    What strategies have been successful for you in balancing weight issues, MS symptoms, and exercise?


    While you are contemplating your answers, I do welcome you to come follow me on this journey I've set for myself as Phat in My 40's.  I'm laying down the details and certainly need the same support we all need when facing personal challenges.   And if you want to join me in using the space over there to discuss weight/exercise/health while living with a chronic disease, please do so.


    But don't forget to come back and get some discussion going right here, too, by answering the above questions.


    Lisa Emrich is author of the blog Brass and Ivory: Life with MS and RA and founder of the Carnival of MS Bloggers.

Published On: January 25, 2010