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Learning about my body through yoga

Noor going to her yoga class

After a long day at work or running around picking up the kids, the last thing you can feel like doing is going to the gym or a class to get your sweat on. 

Especially if you have MS and your fatigue has been pushing you to your limits all day.

Tips for keeping warm when it's cold outside

A frosty morning

Gather your winter woollies, the days are getting colder. Some of us find that cold weather and MS is a problem. We asked our MS community to share their tips for keeping warm in the winter.

“Yoga is a huge part of how I manage my MS”

A woman practicing yoga

Before I was diagnosed with MS, I was working as a divorce lawyer. I spent most of my days sitting at a desk. I’d go to the gym at 7pm and usually come out feeling like I’d been on an assault course (noise, heat, adrenalin).

My Christmas wish list

Dear Father Christmas,

I do hope you’re well and gearing up for all those deliveries. Don't forget to wrap up warm and make sure your beard is properly protected.

"I don’t just read an MS neurology textbook, I read my dad"

Research Network member Ghazia in a cafe

I'm Ghazia, I’m 23 years old and live in London. I am a fourth year medical student from St George's, University of London.

Why I’m researching – and hiking – to stop MS

Dr Julia Edgar and friends at the 10in10 challenge

This year, one of our researchers, Dr Julia Edgar, took on the 10in10 challenge – hiking up 10 peaks in the Lake District in 10 hours. Julia explains what inspired her to get involved. 

Me and My MS nurse: Emma and Elaine

Emma and her MS nurse Elaine

Since Emma moved to the Isle of Wight, she’s been grateful to have MS nurse Elaine looking out for her. 

Emma on Elaine

When did you first meet Elaine?

When I moved to the Isle of Wight at the end of 2013.

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7 ways to be kind to yourself

Photo shows three knitted donkeys with cut out hearts and a clothes peg

It's World Kindness Day today! This has got me and Dizzy thinking about the importance of showing kindness to yourself.

Things I’ve learned about sex


WARNING - This blog is explicit. (Mum and Dad - please don't read this!)

My ex-husband and I split up 10 months after I was diagnosed with MS. I was 29 years old, a wheelchair user and struggling badly with fatigue.

A good time to talk about sex

Trevis and his dog

Never an easy topic – MS or not – it’s time to talk about intimacy issues with multiple sclerosis.

Why now? For many of us there’s no good time to [external link] speak the unspeakables about MS and sexual difficulties.

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