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S1 Episode 6

Episode 6: The Overcoming MS (OMS) Guide to Getting Fit

You can probably feel your heart racing a bit, and that’s even before you’ve listened to episode 6 of the Living Well with MS podcast, which is all about getting and staying fit. In this episode, host Geoff Allix dons his proverbial trainers (or sneakers, depending on where in the world you’re wearing athletic shoes) to discuss the importance of implementing a balanced fitness regimen when you have MS.

Joining Geoff is Véronique Gauthier-Simmons, originally from France and now residing in Portugal, is an OMS facilitator and qualified yoga instructor and yoga therapist. Véronique was diagnosed with MS at the age of 34, but through the Overcoming MS Program and her love of exercise found a way to make staying fit a meaningful part of her life. Since exercise is such a key pillar of the Overcoming MS approach, Véronique now helps others do the same, always hewing to her personal motto, “stop being afraid of what could go wrong and think of what could go right!”

You can learn more about Véronique’s professional background here.

Click here for a full transcript of this episode.

Questions include:

  • How does you decide which exercise – running, swimming, biking, weights, yoga – is right for you?
  • If you’re not fully mobile, what kind of exercises can you do?
  • Should one stay within their comfort zone, or push their boundaries?
  • Is it better to watch exercise videos or take a fitness class?

Subscribe to this podcast and never miss an episode. In our next installment, join Geoff as he speaks with mindfulness expert Associate Professor Craig Hassed on stress relief and working meditation into your daily routine.