5 / 11 Take Care of Your Whole Body
While managing your MS symptoms is important, make sure you don’t ignore other aspects of your health. Getting enough rest, following a healthy diet, and exercising regularly are all important to staying well and feeling your best.
Having MS doesn’t make you immune to other illnesses, so stay on top of preventive care, such as getting recommended vaccines and cancer screenings. Taking steps to stay healthier overall will also help you cope better with your MS symptoms.
6 / 11 Recognize Stressors and Deal With Them
While there’s no definitive research linking stress to worsened MS symptoms, it’s no secret that stress can have any number of unpleasant consequences — including upset stomachs, headaches, and difficulty sleeping.
That being the case, it’s worth it for anyone to recognize when stress is building up and to think about what’s causing it. Sometimes you can reduce your stress by directly addressing the cause of it. But even if you can’t, you can likely reduce the amount of stress you’re feeling by regularly engaging stress-reduction activities such as meditation or yoga or by finding new ways of thinking about the things that stress you out, possibly with the help of a support group or mental health professional.