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How should I practice proper body mechanics to help deal with multiple sclerosis?

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When sitting, use a chair with good back support. Sit up with your back straight and your shoulders back. Adjust the level of your work. Work without bending over. When bending to lift something, bend your knees and use your leg muscles to lift, not your back. Do not bend forward at the waist with your knees straight. You should also try carrying several small loads instead of one large one, or use a cart.

And to stay healthy, limit work that increases muscle tension.

SOURCES: 

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Fatigue."

Cleveland Clinic: "Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis."

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation: "Fighting Fatigue."

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on September 9, 2020

SOURCES: 

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Fatigue."

Cleveland Clinic: "Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis."

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation: "Fighting Fatigue."

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on September 9, 2020

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