Stretching your way to mobility and strength. Learn about the benefits of stretching and find out why you should make stretching a part of your day. After discovering the benefits of stretching, you will never want to skip your stretching routine again. 

The benefits of stretching are numerous. Increased circulation, improved balance, flexibility, and coordination. The ability to move the joints in a full range of motion gains importance with age. Stretching is even promoted as an important element of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Stretching promotes range of motion that is needed in everyday life.

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Stamina InMotion Elliptical Trainer with Handle

Posted by Beverly on October 6, 2014 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (1)
Stamina InMotion Elliptical Trainer with Handle

Stamina InMotion Elliptical Trainer with Handle

Get a low-impact aerobic workout to firm and tone your buttocks, hamstrings, quadriceps, thighs and calves on this compact elliptical trainer. You can pedal forward or backward to target lower body muscles in different ways, and adjust the tension to control workout intensity. The handle helps keep you steady.


Features & Benefits of Stamina InMotion Elliptical Trainer with Handle:

 

Smooth pedaling motion mimics running and gives an aerobic lower-body workout without putting stress on joints.

Adjustable tension allows you to change workout intensity.

Foot pedals can be worked forward or backward to vary your workout.

Handle offers support and stability.

Electronic monitor displays strides per minute, total number of strides, exercise time and calories burned.

Compact lightweight design for use at home or on the go.

Stamina InMotion Elliptical Trainer with Handle



MS Fatigue

Posted by Beverly on September 19, 2014 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (2)

Oh my goodness! This is how I feel every morning. I get tired just thinking about getting out of bed and starting my day.

The first thing on my mind is what do I need to accomplish today? Should I clean the bathroom, vacuum or mop the kitchen floor? Do I make some phone calls to say Hi to family? Do I need to take something out of the freezer for dinner? Just making my to do list for the day is tiring. Yikes!

I never experienced fatigue until my diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. Before the diagnosis of MS I would have days of feeling tired because I stayed up late or just the normal hectic days of being a wife and mother. A good night sleep would always be the cure for being tired.

MS related fatigue is a very different story. With this type of fatigue there is a feeling of pervasive (spreading through the entire body) tiredness. It can significantly interfere with a persons ability to function at home and at work and is the most common reason why they have to quit their jobs.

The fatigue common with MS is not like the tiredness that healthy people experience. MS fatigue usually occurs every day and may appear early in the morning even after a restful night's sleep.

When I was working, just getting into work in the morning wore me out. I started my workday with a cup of coffee and getting organized with my assignments. My mind was always spinning trying to sort out what needed to be done for the day causing mental exhaustion early in the morning. During the workday I would find myself go into the stall of the restroom and secretly try to rest for a few minutes to regain some strength for the day.

Fatigue tends to get worse as the day progresses and may be aggravated by heat and humidity. MS related fatigue is generally more severe than normal fatigue, and is more likely to interfere with daily responsibilities.

My fatigue has affected my physical and cognitive functions. I am no longer working and I enjoy being home with no strict schedule. I can relax and rest when needed. I often feel guilty not getting up early in the morning or when I need to sit down and rest for awhile during the day. I always feel like I am being lazy. I do try to get enough rest at night but because of the pain in my feet and legs and medication reactions, I rarely get a complete nights sleep.




Overview:  We all know what it is to be exhausted. Fatigue seems to be a normal part of human experience when we are overactive, have physical or emotional problems, face stress or suffer from insomnia.   Buy Now!  Facing and Fighting Fatigue: A Practical Approach




Overview:  400,000 people in the U.S. alone have multiple sclerosis. Of that, 86% cite fatigue as the number one symptom of their disease.  Read more and Buy Now! Fighting Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis: Practical Ways to Create New Habits and Increase Your Energy (Large Print 16pt)


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Stretching the Body for Flexibility

Posted by Beverly on August 19, 2014 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Easy Exercises To Keep You Fit & Full of Life: Learn Fitness Tips And Easy Work Out Routines Such As Leg Exercises, Stretching Exercises, Biking Exercises And Other Forms Of Exercise.



Most of us don’t like to exercise. Reality is, it is a drab for most people. It can be a tiresome, boring and unexciting routine. And yet, we know that exercise is good for us and that we need to do it.

We can turn our everyday physical activities into simple daily workouts that can help our health a great deal.

Use the information in this book to learn more on how you can put together simple and easy exercises into your daily routine so you can get started on keeping fit and healthy for a longer life.

Follow the link below for details and how to purchase this book today!

Easy Exercises To Keep You Fit & Full of Life: Learn Fitness Tips And Easy Work Out Routines Such As Leg Exercises, Stretching Exercises, Biking Exercises And Other Forms Of Exercise So You Can Gain The Benefits Of Physical Activity To Keep Your Body In G



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Sneak some exercise into your everyday routine for seemingly effortless exercise.


Easy Exercises is for people who make New Year's resolutions to start jogging or to get fit quick - and then quit. It is also for people who think they have no time in their day to exercise.

Follow the link below for details and how to purchase this book today!

Easy Exercises: Effortless Ways to Slip Fitness into Any Activity


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Can you set aside 3 or 4 minutes each day to exercise? Of course you can, and that means you've got all the time you need to incorporate this simple exercise routine into your life.


Have you been looking for a short, simple exercise routine that you can work into your busy schedule? Do you wish you could enjoy the benefits of regular exercise without rearranging your day around a trip to the gym, and without being forced to skip your workouts because you were just too busy to get it done with work, school, family, and who knows what else?

If so, Easy Exercises may be the answer you're looking for.

Follow the link below for details and how to purchase this book today!

Easy Exercises: Simple Workout Routine for Busy People in the Office, at Home, or on the Road


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Overview: I hope my book will encourage you to think more about the benefits of stretching and flexibility and integrate it into your daily life. -Larry Holden

Follow the link below for details and how to purchase this book today!

10 Minute Stretch


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AUBAGIO (teriflunomide)

Posted by Beverly on August 15, 2014 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

AUBAGIO is a once-daily pill used to treat relapsing forms of MS.

   I recently attended a program about Aubagio, a prescription medicine used to treat relapsing forms of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Aubagio is a once-daily oral prescription medicine.

 

   The MS ambassador Greg, expressed how using an IM treatment really wasn't working well for him. He sometimes skipped doses because of the anxiety of giving himself the injection. He also started experiencing site injection tenderness.

 

   After a few years of dealing with this anxiety, and knowing he wasn't receiving the maximum protection provided by his IM therapy, he had heard about Aubagio and talked to his doctor about possibly switching to this oral medication.

 

   Greg is now using Aubagio and it sounds like he couldn't be happier. One side effect from Aubagio for Greg was some temporary hair loss. Happy to report that he only lost a small amount of hair and it has replenished itself.

 

Visit Aubagio.com. You will find health articles, interactive activities, and ideas that help put you in the driver's seat.


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The Facilitator Dynamic Stretching Strap

Posted by Beverly on August 14, 2014 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

The Facilitator Dynamic Stretching Strap

About Stretching Straps

 

Perform assisted stretches without a partner. Use a stretching strap to pull muscles through a full range of motion. Simply position the hands or feet through the loop to stretch the hamstrings, lower back, triceps, biceps, thighs, calves, quadriceps or hip flexors.

Improve your flexibility and range of motion. Click link above to Buy your Facilitator Dynamic Stretching Strap TODAY!

Visit my website: MS MobilityStrength Multiple Sclerosis  to improve your flexibility and range of motion with stretching exercises.


Yoga Mat

Posted by Beverly on August 14, 2014 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)


Yoga Mat


Y18-2469 Yoga Mat - Color: Lavender


Colors Available: Lavender, Ocean Blue, Pine, and Rose


Yoga Mats can be used while lying or sitting on the floor during your stretching exercises.

Yoga Mats are specially fabricated mats that are used as an aid to prevent the hands and feet from slipping. 


Click link above for further details and to purchase today!



Visit my website: MS MobilityStrength Multiple Sclerosis  and learn how stretching exercises can improve flexibility and range of motion.

Don't Let MS Take You Down

Posted by Beverly on August 8, 2014 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Be the Best,

Beat MS!


Fitness for People with MS

Fitness, including stretching and flexibility, helps to maintain balance and reduce symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis (MS). Exercise stimulates the brain to release chemicals that create positive feelings and prevent depression. 

There is no right or wrong exercise, but there are some simple guidelines to help you decide what suits you best.

 

General Fitness

As well as exercises that work on maintaining or building strength, it is also important to keep yourself fit, making your cardiovascular system – heart and lungs – do the work.

You may already be involved in activities that make you breathe deeper and get your heart rate going faster. These could be simple things that you don’t even think about like dancing, swimming, gardening or walking.

Try to challenge your cardiovascular fitness by walking faster for part of your walk then at a speed that is comfortable for you. You can also try using the stairs more often if you are able to. And when gardening, try digging more vigorously from time to time.


Stretching

What is stretching? What is flexibility? And how do we define the different types of stretching and flexibility?

Stretching and Flexibility Defined


Learn how to decide which stretch is right for you.

Good Stretch? Bad Stretch?


Facilitated Stretching, Fourth Edition, remains the most trusted resource for proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) stretching, an effective and easy-to-use method that involves stretching the muscle, contracting it isometrically against resistance, and then stretching it again to increase range of motion. Featuring a full-color interior, streamlined organization, the fourth edition brings PNF stretching beyond the treatment room with the inclusion of techniques for the gym, workout room, and home.



Facilitated Stretching-4th Edition



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Exercise Tubing with Handles Exerciser

Posted by Beverly on July 31, 2014 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)


-Ready-to-use exercisers does not require any additional accessories. -Lightweight, takes up minimal room and are highly portable. -Perform popular strength and range-of-motion enhancing workouts on-the-go, even in your hotel room. -Two foam handles for user comfort and for a firm grip. Options: -Comes in three sizes to accommodate upper, lower and full body strength and range-of-motion workouts. Color/Finish: -Progress through 7 color-coded resistance levels with each tubing-with-handles exerciser. Dimensions: -Depth: 36''.


36 Exercise Tubing with Handles Exerciser - Size / Color : X-Light / Yellow


Stretch Bands

Posted by Beverly on July 31, 2014 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)
StretchRite Trainer

StretchRite Trainer

Stretch away tightness with this StretchRite trainer and calf stretcher. To improve your flexibility, don't just stretchstretch right! Regular stretching of your leg, foot and calf muscles can keep you more flexible and help you avoid injury. Since you have control over your movements, you won't bounce or jerk and will enjoy a smooth stretching experience. Use StretchRite for just a few minutes each day to remove tightness and increase flexibility.


StretchRite Trainer



Upper and Lower Body Stretching Books

Posted by Beverly on July 30, 2014 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Overview

An imaginative and unique exercise program which will teach you how to contract a specific

muscle while lengthening it. This eccentric contraction; (as explained in the book) will integrate

the movement of a certain muscle with the surrounding joints and muscles in that area, in order

to involve the whole body and to create harmonious movement. The program uses a Thera-

Band®, and a 6 foot-long elastic device. After using Noa's program, you will be prepared for

virtually any physical activity.

Get Stronger by Stretching #1: Lower Body and Center / Core




Overview

If you suffer from back pain or discomfort, you're not alone. From the young to the old, from the average person to the hyper fit athlete, all are likely to suffer from some kind of back pain at least once in their lives.

In Back Stretching - Back Strengthening And Stretching Exercises For Everyone, I explain why back pain is so common in modern society. More importantly though, I will show you a series of back stretching and strengthening exercises which can bring you relief. This little book includes the following:

 

  information on why we all suffer from back issues

  instructions on how to stretch properly

  a series of fully illustrated back stretching exercises

  a series of fully illustrated strengthening exercises for the back

  isometric neck exercises (a strong neck is critical for a strong spine)

  information on a new therapeutic technique which is having great success in resolving chronic back issues

  Suggested stretching routines for all levels of fitness and abilities

 

If you've ever felt a twinge in your back after sitting in the office all day, or if you've been dealing with back issues of one kind or another all your life - Back Stretching - Back Strengthening and Stretching Exercises For Everyone is for you. Get ready to say goodbye to back pain, starting today.

Back Stretching - Back Strengthening And Stretching Exercises For Everyone




Overview

 

An all-in-one guide to improving flexibility using the simple and highly effective stretch strap

Easy to use and inexpensive, the stretch strap is the ultimate at-home tool for improving range of motion for any part of the body. From ankle to neck, this book offers targeted exercises that unleash the power of the stretch strap to increase muscle and tendon elasticity and heal common injuries. A band lined with multiple loops to allow a spectrum of different static and dynamic possibilities, the stretch strap is a staple among trainers and physical therapists. This guide brings the benefits of a stretch strap routine right into the your living room with 100 exercises to target their personal fitness or rehab goals.

Strength and conditioning specialist Mark Kovacs offers programs for an assortment of fitness objectives including ones designed specifically for the strength and flexibility demands of baseball, basketball, bodybuilding, cycling, soccer, track and field, and more. With The Stretching Strap Workbook, no matter what athletic abilities you have, you will learn how to improve long-term health and prevent future injuries.

The Stretching Strap Workbook: Step-by-Step Techniques for Maximizing Your Range of Motion and Flexibility





Overview

An imaginative and unique exercise program which will teach you how to contract a specific

muscle while lengthening it. This eccentric contraction; (as explained in the book) will integrate

the movement of a certain muscle with the surrounding joints and muscles in that area, in order

to involve the whole body and to create harmonious movement. The program uses a Thera-

Band®, and a 6 foot-long elastic device. After using Noa's program, you will be prepared for

virtually any physical activity.

Get Stronger by Stretching #2: Upper Body and Warm Up / Closure

Thera Band Stretch Strap

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Stretching Products


Exercise Sitting Down

Posted by Beverly on July 29, 2014 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Are you determined to not slow down? You can now stay fit minus the pricey gym memberships. Check out these top stretching books. They are cheaper than a gym membership and can be done in the privacy of your own home. 

Ready, set, stretch!

Can I Exercise Sitting Down?


This energizing exercise guide will jumpstart your fitness program with an easily followed thirty-day workout plan.

After a long, hard day at the office, who wants to go to the gym and be intimated by an overzealous trainer? Author and fitness professional Renee Wiggins offers a simple thirty-day workout plan you can do from the comfort of your favorite chair.

With detailed instructions and helpful photographs, Wiggins’s easy and effective exercises will start you on the road to better health. To help you stay on track, you’ll begin each day with a positive affirmation of your commitment to weight loss; you will also plot your progress in the exercise log. Additionally, Can I Exercise Sitting Down? provides the following tips:

How to stay motivated

How to conquer your excuses

How to eat healthy

How to set realistic goals

If you’ve ever started an exercise program only to quit two weeks later, then Can I Exercise Sitting Down? is perfect for you. With a no-nonsense, understanding approach, Wiggins will help you overcome self-destructive habits and create a new, healthier you!

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People with age-related movement limitations or medical conditions such as multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis and arthritis can also engage in these exercises. After an aerobic warm-up, Torkelson offers a 60-minute regimen as well as shorter workouts. Tips for problem areas, deep breathing, and stretches round out this healthful program.

No matter your age or ability, Stretching on a regular basis can help improve flexibility.



I hope my book will encourage you to think more about the benefits of stretching and flexibility and integrate it into your daily life. -Larry Holden




Stretching Guidelines Audio

Posted by Beverly on July 29, 2014 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

   Learn safe stretching tips!

Stretching Guidelines Audio and Safe Stretching Tips

  

Stretching and flexibility training are key components to a well-rounded fitness program. To get started, learn more about Good flexibility helping to prevent injury...


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Best Stretch, Better Stretch Audio

Choosing the best stretch for your needs.

   In this free audio presentation titled, Best Stretch, Better Stretch,You will learn how to decide whether a stretch is safe or unsafe for you. Get started now on a safe and effective stretching routine.

   Take advantage now of these Free audio offers!

Why I Do What I Do!

Posted by Beverly on July 28, 2014 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)


 

Pisces is the most considerate and compassionate sign out of all the signs of the zodiac. In keeping with those qualities, the Pisces woman is the one who is most willing and able to listen to other people’s problems and, who will offer endless support and comfort.

 

Born March 12, 1955 I have experienced the Pisces Woman side of me many times. I am very proud to say that 'I Am The Listener'. I have been known to drop what I am doing to listen to one of my children's dilemmas. I am not the Preacher but the Listener. I listen to what is being said and respond with support and comfort.

 

So Why Do I do What I Do? I have Multiple Sclerosis MS and want to offer support and comfort to others suffering from MS as well.

 

I have had people thank me for what I am providing on my website: MS MobilityStrength Multiple Sclerosis. I am grateful that I am able to reach out and touch so many people in need. But Why Do I Do What I Do? Here it is short and sweet! I know what my unique offering is. My life with MS. Nobody can feel how I do. Others may have the resources, but they don't think like I do. And I am listening and responding to your needs about MS.

 

 

Improve Your Flexibility

Posted by Beverly on July 28, 2014 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (2)

  


I can remember when I was younger laying on my stomach and touching my toes to my ears. How about Cartwheels? That was a must learn with the girls. Where did this flexibility and range of motion go? Yes, age plays a role in this but also a chronic illness like Multiple Sclerosis MS will also. As we start living a more sedentary lifestyle, we will begin to lose strength in our muscles. Can you regain some of that flexibility, range of motion and strength? Yes you can! Use these "4 tips for improving your flexibility when you think you can't improve your flexibility".

   Read how to improve your flexibility...

E Z 2 Do Stretching

Posted by Beverly on July 28, 2014 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)


What is stretching?

Stretching is the process of placing particular parts of the body into a position that will lengthen or elongate the muscles and associated soft tissues.

What is flexibility?

Flexibility is described as the range of motion, or movement, around a particular joint or set of joints.

What is strength?

The quality of being strong. The ability to do or endure.

What is mobility?

Capable of moving or being moved.


Achieve whole body movement @

Stretching and Flexibility Defined

Stretch Book and DVD

 

(Not Just) Your Everyday Stretch Book

Posted by Beverly on July 28, 2014 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)


Stretching is crucial to successful participation in a sport. In (Not Just) Your Everyday Stretch Book, author Austin Stack provides a smart, simple, and comprehensive stretching routine to prevent injury while sustaining vitality and health and maintaining flexibility.

Designed for both beginner and advanced athletes, this efficient and effective routine covers the entire musculature of the body in a methodical manner and is designed to be completed in twenty-six minutes. Stack constructed this unique approach to stretching during the last twenty-seven years to accompany his weight training.

(Not Just) Your Everyday Stretch Book uses a combination of narrative and graphics to illustrate each stretch. Perfect for both pre- and post-exercise, this stretching program is geared toward any age athlete who wants to remain flexible and injury free. Focus and feel the stretch.


Hover over book below for more details and to purchase now!


Watch FREE Stretching Videos

Posted by Beverly on July 28, 2014 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

 


Stretching Videos

  

Watch the stretching videos below to see exactly how to do each stretch.

Stretching videos for specific muscle groups.

Each video shows you how to get into the stretch positon and how to come out of the stretch position. Plus a count-down timer is included to make sure you hold the stretch for the minimal amount of time.

     >  Neck Stretch Videos  


         >  Shoulder Stretch Videos  


       >   Arm Stretch Videos


  

Stretching for Spasticity and Range of Motion

Posted by Beverly on July 23, 2013 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Stretching is a simple and all natural therapy for reduced range of motion and spasticity caused by MS.

Range of motion: 'The area through which a joint may normally be freely and painlessly moved, the range of flexion (the act of bending a limb) and extension of a joint.'

Stretching and range of motion exercises are important because they can alleviate some muscle spasticity.

Spasticity: 'Stiff, tight muscles and involuntary muscle contractions that are not coordinated with other muscles.

Stretching and exercise is a self-help option to ease symptoms.


 

A key activity that will help to prevent muscle cramp and spasms is stretching. Discover what causes muscle cramp, and how to prevent muscle cramps.

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Carry away all of our MS fears!

Posted by Beverly on June 26, 2012 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (2)

  

   We recently had the opportunity to view the launching of Hot Air Balloons.

 

   What team work it takes to get these Hot Air Balloons off the ground. And most important are the gentle breezes that lets them float through the skies into the horizon.


  

   I was reflecting on this experience, and though I would never (never say never) would hop into the basket of one of these Hot Air Balloons, it got me to thinking how we could imagine ourselves placing into these baskets our anger and pain we deal with on a daily basis from our chronic illness of Multiple Sclerosis MS, or any illness we endure on a daily basis.


 

   I would place the fear of the unknown progression of Multiple Sclerosis in the basket and set it free! Each day I wake up to a new experience with my MS. I need to trust in the Lord for He knows what I can ultimately handle.

   This is your basket! What would place in the basket to be set free? 

All of your comments are welcomed!


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