Healthy Living

Healthy Choices Linked to Reduced Pain for People with Multiple Sclerosis

Welcoming support is essential for a fulfilling life with MS

Implementing healthy lifestyle changes into your life not only contribute to your overall health and well-being, but they can also impact your MS progression and lifespan. In addition to working with your healthcare team, consider talking with your friends and family about how they can help support you. It is OK to ask for their help and you should be open about your needs. Ask for their support in helping you to eat more nutritious meals, engage in exercise therapy, quit smoking, or whatever else you may find challenging but is worth changing for the better. A little help can make a big difference in helping you to live a happier and healthier life. What’s more, consider professional help, such as a wellness coach. He or she can offer you guidance, motivation, and the tools necessary to meet your physical and mental health goals. Most important, a wellness coach can help you to cope with stress, which is imperative to staying healthy with MS.