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Ready, Set, Go! How to Keep Kids With MS Active

Don’t let a multiple sclerosis diagnosis sideline your kid from sports and play. Give them—and their cardiovascular and muscular systems—a boost with these fitness tips.

By Sheila M. Eldred
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7 Pilates-Inspired Exercises for Menopause

Menopause isn't just a hormone change, it can affect every part of your body and mind. Escaping to your Pilates mat can help ease symptoms from head to toe.

By Kristen Domonell, M.S., RYT
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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.

By K. Aleisha Fetters
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5 Best Exercises for Joint Pain

Joint pain can get in the way of people with rheumatologic conditions being able to move around and live normally. The simple exercises described by physical therapists here can be the key to getting relief – and back in the game.

By K. Aleisha Fetters
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A Beauty Queen Fights Heart Failure

Mom and caregiver Sandra Holloway survived two heart-failure emergencies—now she's dedicated to helping others avoid them.

By Beth Howard
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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.

By Lara DeSanto
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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!

By Kristen Domonell, M.S., RYT
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.

By K. Aleisha Fetters
Woman jogging on the beach during her cancer treatment.

Undergoing Chemo? Get Moving to Protect Your Heart

Experts say you should try to squeeze exercise into your chemotherapy schedule. Here’s why, plus how to make the heart-healthy practice easy and fun.

By Stephanie Stephens
Woman touching her bare toe to bathroom scale, about to step on.

A Little Weight Loss Goes a Long Way With Diabetes Remission

Whew! Turns out, you probably don’t have to lose a bajillion pounds to successfully manage your type 2 diabetes.

By Stephanie Stephens