Exercise

Exercise and MS

Studies have shown a variety of benefits to exercising with MS, including improved strength, reduced fatigue and depression, improved cognitive function, enhanced mood, and better cardiovascular fitness. Here’s the rub: unpredictable symptoms, exacerbations, and the sheer amount of effort it takes to manage MS can get in the way. If exercise seems impossi [...]


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Pack Health / August, 29th 2017

Healthy Eating

The 411 on Omega 3s

Omega 3 fatty acids are essential for human health. They have been known to reduce inflammation, and provide a starting point for hormones that regulate blood clotting and regulation of genetic function. What can Omega 3 Fatty Acids do for me? Although omega 3 fatty acids aren’t a cure, they’ve been shown to help with specific symptoms and overall hea [...]


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Pack Health / August, 28th 2017

Exercise

5 ways to find free fitness classes

I have good news and bad news, which do you want to hear first? Bad news is that the cost of a gym membership is no longer an excuse for not exercising. Good news is that we are going to help you find free group exercise classes that you can take advantage of! Let's start by looking locally in our search for free fitness. This means your local community c [...]


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Pack Health / August, 28th 2017

Healthy Eating

5 Ways to Top off Avocado Toast

Avocado toast is all the rage lately, and for good reason! It's delicious, easy to make, and avocados pack a lot of nutrition into each creamy bite. They're loaded with heart-healthy fats, fiber, potassium, and iron. To really bring on the nutritional punch, and add a little variety to this easy-to-assemble meal, you can try topping off your toast with cr [...]


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Pack Health / August, 25th 2017

Member Story

How To Not Fall Backwards

If you live in a part of the country where daylight savings time is practiced, I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “spring ahead, fall back.” When I’ve been stable and feeling well for a long period of time so it’s so easy for me to at times “fall back” into bad habits – bad patterns of thought, bad food decisions, that kind of thing. Someti [...]


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Pack Health / August, 24th 2017

Healthy Eating

Sneaky veggies

Veggies, veggies, veggies. It can be hard to get enough of them – especially at breakfast, but lunch and dinner too if you're a meat-and-potatoes kind of guy/gal. Hard, but not impossible. Today we're going to help you out with some satisfying swaps. For Breakfast / Brunch Give pancakes a savory twist by adding summer squash. When we tried it in our [...]


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Pack Health / August, 18th 2017

Member Story

Living in Community

Living with rheumatoid arthritis means I have to fight for the life I want every day. Part of that is getting educated and motivated by my Pack Health coach on ways I can take tiny steps to manage my disease for a better outcome. What I have also found invaluable in managing life with RA is community. When I was first diagnosed, I needed someone to tell me [...]


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Pack Health / August, 17th 2017

Tiny Steps Great Strides

Riding My Bike

I like to ride my bicycle.  But I am not a long distance rider, and I am certainly not fast.  I like to ride around my little neighborhood, and occasionally I like to participate in an event.  But even at that, I am not an accomplished rider.  What I am is a joyful bicycle rider. It was once so easy My first form of freedom as a boy was riding my bicyc [...]


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Pack Health / August, 16th 2017