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Moving More with MS

It can be hard to stay active when you have MS. But there are ways to move more and stay healthy.

A healthier lifestyle can help manage some of your MS symptoms, improve your mood, and keep your body working at its best.

Contacting our MS Helpline about moving more

Our MS Helpline can talk to you about a mix of approaches to help you manage your MS better. No matter where you live in the UK, we can:

  • provide information on staying active, and tell you where you can go for help 
  • give you general information on nutrition and stopping smoking, including signposting you to specialist services
  • help you find things to do in your local area that are easy for you to get to and use.

You can contact our MS Helpline by:

Moving more with MS in England

If you live in England, you can also talk to our Physical Activity Specialist. This is funded by Sport England so is not currently available in the rest of the UK.

Our Physical Activity Specialist will use different approaches to help you, like:

  • working with you to make an individual action plan to help you make the changes you want to see
  • offering 12 months of ongoing one-to-one telephone support. This would include your action plan, one-to-one follow-ups, and evaluation
  • providing information, and telling you where you can go for help to stay active
  • helping you find things to do in your local area that are easy for you to get to and use.

 

Sign up to speak to our Physical Activity Specialist

What are the benefits?

No matter what kind of MS you have, a healthier lifestyle can:

  • help you enjoy better balance
  • help you stay as mobile and active as possible
  • lower your risk of heart disease
  • keep your body working at its best
  • help you manage your weight