The importance of assessing nutritional health in patients with multiple sclerosis: Mona Bostick, RDN LDN

23 June, 2020 | Posted in: ,

2020 CMSC Virtual Annual Meeting Report by Amy Harbour, Multiple Sclerosis Nurse Specialist and clinical lead (South East Hants), Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. Aims of the session The aims of this article are to:  Define the role of health literacy and food literacy in health outcomes Review tools to facilitate nutritional conversations with people […]

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Raising the bar by encouraging healthy lifestyles

10 June, 2020 | Posted in: , ,

From webinars on ‘what to do in the event you get COVID-19’ and videos on prehabilitation and rehabilitation for the lungs, to webinars and resources on PPE for the mind and managing stress during the pandemic, various professionals from different backgrounds have been sharing their expertise during this time. The health lifestyle workstream has galvanised […]

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Wellbeing and lifestyle – workstream update

9 December, 2019 | Posted in: ,

The need to look at a wider picture of a person’s health, wellness and lifestyle, including nutrition, movement, sleep and stress, is becoming more widely accepted. Stress has been found to trigger relapse in MS (Mohr: 2004), and evidence around moving more and eating non-processed, natural food linked to improved mental and physical health across […]

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Stress: today’s health epidemic?

3 December, 2019 | Posted in: ,

There is more evidence than ever to suggest that many disease-related risk factors are modifiable – or can be changed – to improve outcomes, and a number of them are lifestyle related. However, stress is fast becoming one of the top lifestyle risks for a whole host of conditions. From triggering relapse in multiple sclerosis […]

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Wellness and lifestyle – Focussing on the best practice currently available

18 September, 2019 | Posted in: ,

The array of evidence emerging around lifestyle risk factors for long term conditions is staggering, from the more expected vascular risks like smoking and alcohol misuse, to highly unexpected risks such as loneliness and even mid-life hearing loss. This workstream is exploring the evidence specifically relating to wellness and lifestyle interventions, and a renewed focus […]

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Health and wellness could revolutionise management of long term neurological conditions

9 September, 2019 | Posted in: , ,

The latest emphasis in health and fitness circles has been on measuring, not our lifespans, but our ‘healthspans’. A societal effort to do the same might well present a possible solution to our growing healthcare challenges, and could revolutionise the way we manage neurological conditions. The latest edition of the British Journal for Neuroscience Nursing […]

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Workstream E: Wellness and lifestyle – Get involved

9 August, 2019 | Posted in: ,

Dr Agne Straukiene, consultant neurologist at Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, is a representative on the national ‘Raising the bar’ steering group and the lead for this workstream. Objectives: To review the evidence that wellness and lifestyle interventions improve MS outcomes To define measurable outcomes in this area. To set achievable goals for […]

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