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What can I do to help my multiple sclerosis when I'm working or playing outside?

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Stay active outdoors, even on warm days, with:

  • A cooling vest filled with ice packs to beat the summer heat. You can also try a cooling wrap that goes around your neck, wrist, or ankles.
  • Long-handled gardening tools so you don't have to bend to plant or weed
  • Wheeled carts to hold your gardening tools

SOURCES:

Job Accommodation Network: "Accommodation and Compliance Series: Employees with Multiple Sclerosis."

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America: "Cooling and Assistive Equipment."

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation: "The Benefits of Occupational Therapy."

Multiple Sclerosis Society UK: "Home Adaptations."

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Driving with Multiple Sclerosis," "How to Choose the Mobility Device that is Right for You," "MS Symptoms," Prepare Your Own Meals."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on September 18, 2020

SOURCES:

Job Accommodation Network: "Accommodation and Compliance Series: Employees with Multiple Sclerosis."

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America: "Cooling and Assistive Equipment."

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation: "The Benefits of Occupational Therapy."

Multiple Sclerosis Society UK: "Home Adaptations."

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Driving with Multiple Sclerosis," "How to Choose the Mobility Device that is Right for You," "MS Symptoms," Prepare Your Own Meals."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on September 18, 2020

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