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The Secret to Really Sticking to Your Workouts

Pull out your calendars! Researchers say the trick to sticking to your workouts involves planning far in advance.

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8 Balance Boosters for MS

More strength! Less chance falling! When you have multiple sclerosis, those are two especially good things. Work these moves into your regular fitness routine, and you'll be steadier on your feet.

Walking on boardwalk.

Stepping to It

Twenty minutes—or less—a day of breaking a sweat is all you need to reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

young woman using resistance band outdoors

9 Proven Ways Exercise Can Help Manage MS

Staying active can start a positive-feedback loop: Fewer symptoms of multiple sclerosis mean more opportunity to do all the things you love to do.

Verena Frydberg

11 Exercises for People with SPMS

This plan was developed specifically for people with secondary progressive MS (our fitness model Verena, included!), and each move can be done while sitting in a chair or wheelchair. No gym required!

4 MS exercise illustrations - Bird Dog, Clamshell, Glute Bridge, and Sit-to-Stand

10 Best Strength Exercises for MS

Ready to work it?! Adding a few strength-training moves to your daily routine gives you a powerful way to help manage the physical symptoms of multiple sclerosis.

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Exercise Like Your Brain Depends on It

There’s a new reason we should all be working out regularly. A recent study found that physical fitness also helps us problem-solve and make smarter decisions.

Women running on treadmills at the gym.

Got Period Pain? This Healthy Habit May Help

Even though your cramps may make you want to curl into a ball and stay far, far away from jogging shoes, this new study recommends you lace up and get moving.

Senior men jogging together.

Staying Fit During Chemo: A New Reason to Get Active With Cancer

Dealing with cancer can cause your mood to plummet. And when your body is already pumped with cancer drugs, you may want an alternative to popping a pill to get through the anxiety and depression—especially if you’re older.

Three happy friends exercising together.

How Many Steps Should You Walk Each Day?

10,000 may not be the magic number after all, according to new research.