Dealing with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in the Winter

Posted by wecreate on May 7, 2019

Many people are already aware that heat often worsens symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). But for some, colder temperatures can be just as problematic. While excess heat exacerbates certain symptoms of the disease, lower temperatures can increase muscle cramping, stiffness/tightness, spasticity, fatigue, and even decrease mood, leading to increased levels of depression.  Here are some ways to combat cold intolerance – Stretch – Stay mobile to reduce stiffness. Yoga is a great way to stretch, …

Tips to Stay Safe and Prevent Injury when Shoveling Snow

Posted by wecreate on May 7, 2019

It’s beginning to look a lot like….. Winter in Erie, PA. Keep these tips in mind when clearing the snow in order to decrease your risk of injury and stay safe during this “Season of Snow”. Don’t let it Stick – Before going out, spray your shovel with cooking spray. This prevents the snow from packing up on the shovel, which weighs it down. The snow will just slide right off. Stay Hydrated – Despite …

10 Fun Gross Motor Activities That Will Have Your Children Outside Enjoying the Snow

Posted by wecreate on January 28, 2019

Yes, that time of the year is almost upon us…winter weather season. While we may be dreading the snowy commutes to work and tuning up the snow blowers, there’s no reason to stay stuck inside every day when the snow flies. Beat cabin fever with these 10 gross motor activities and games that the whole family will enjoy: 1. Make snow angels: Lie back in the snow and move your legs apart and together as …

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