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Many with multiple sclerosis are greatly affected by heat sensitivity, which has been known to exacerbate symptoms. A recent study also confirmed that those with multiple sclerosis who were exposed to heat prior to exercise experienced decreased performance among three different physical activities, and also had a significantly higher core body temperature following heat stress than the comparator group. Read More »

Looking for activities which may counteract the overheating? Head outside and take advantage of skiing, snow shoeing, adaptive skiing, or ski biking. All of these activities allow one to maintain a low core body temperature; allowing you to engage in some healthy exercise while potentially avoiding a symptom flare-up.

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Getting a good night's rest is essential for the health of your brain, muscles, organs, and more. While you may be tempted to sleep until noon on the weekends, one of the first steps to improving a healthy sleeping pattern is setting your morning alarm for the same time every day. Going to bed at the same time each night is also key and can help ensure you're getting seven to nine hours of uninterrupted sleep. Read More »

Getting a good night's rest is essential for the health of your brain, muscles, organs, and more. While you may be tempted to sleep until noon on the weekends, one of the first steps to improving a healthy sleeping pattern is setting your morning alarm for the same time every day. Going to bed at the same time each night is also key and can help ensure you're getting seven to nine hours of uninterrupted sleep.

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Ann Strasbaugh RN, BSN, OCNRead bio »
Tips Designed by:
Ann Strasbaugh RN, BSN, OCN Read bio »
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Ann Strasbaugh, RN, BSN, OCN
Ann is an experienced nurse and doctoral student with a diverse clinical background, most recently in clinical research and as a nurse educator. Throughout her career, she has developed a passion for clinical education, both at the patient and provider levels. Ann feels strongly that patient education is of equal importance to provider education and is committed to ensuring that patients receive evidence-based information that is consistent with their learning needs. Outside of her clinical responsibilities, Ann is the founder of a successful healthcare consulting company, Strasbaugh Healthcare Consultants, LLC.
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