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Lifting for Health & Aesthetics

When I started strength training, it was for health reasons mostly. I started training during my third pregnancy, in the dead of winter (in the freezing snowy climate of Maine) out of boredom. It quickly became a fun hobby for me, especially when I started seeing results and feeling great. Fast forward to my MS diagnosis and… Continue reading Lifting for Health & Aesthetics

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Weight Lifting and Your Brain

Not only does lifting weights improve your body's physical composition, it actually improves your mental health. Exercise has been show to improve mood and cognitive function. Recently the Journal of American Geriatrics Society, published and article on Resistance Training and White Matter Lesion Progression in Older Women. The study involved 155 women ages 65 to… Continue reading Weight Lifting and Your Brain

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Physical Activity & MS

I think most everyone would agree that physical activity should be a part of everyone's lives. For those of us living with a chronic condition that may affect mobility or cause extreme fatigue, it can be hard to find the motivation to make it a part of your life. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society states that a… Continue reading Physical Activity & MS