The LIFE Program for MS: Lifestyle, Independence, Fitness and Energy

Paperback | April 24, 2009

bySusan J. Epstein

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Due to some of the limitations imposed by MS, such as chronic fatigue, depression, and muscle weakness, patients often become sedentary, gaining excess weight and developing poor eating and exercise habits. The LIFE Program for MS is a user-friendly teaching tool that helps sufferers toincorporate new behaviors into their daily routines, to live a healthier life and reduce the chances of secondary illnesses, such as cancer, stroke, and heart disease. Drawing on her own experience as a professional athlete, as well as her work at the Jacobs Neurological Institute in Buffalo, NewYork, Susan J. Epstein provides readers with tips and strategies for healthy eating, managing weight, incorporating exercise into daily life, and managing and conserving both mental and physical energy for daily living. She also emphasizes the importance of establishing a support system of coacheswho can provide the MS patient with motivation and reinforcement. Finally, she addresses the unpredictable factors in life that affect behavior outcomes, whether family, environment, vocation, or self-awareness.

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Due to some of the limitations imposed by MS, such as chronic fatigue, depression, and muscle weakness, patients often become sedentary, gaining excess weight and developing poor eating and exercise habits. The LIFE Program for MS is a user-friendly teaching tool that helps sufferers toincorporate new behaviors into their daily routine...

Susan J. Epstein is Program Coordinator at the Jacobs Neurological Institute, in Buffalo, New York.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:April 24, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195383826

ISBN - 13:9780195383829

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ForewordIntroductionPart I: A Behavioral approach to MS1. When Maintaining Energy Balance Becomes a Challenge2. The Wellness Model vs. the Disease Model3. Developing Health Behaviors Using a Psychological ModelPart II: Managing the Math of Carolie Balancing4. Keeping Track of the Numbers5. Calculating Food Calories Using the LIFE Sliding Scale System6. Calculating Physical Activity Calories Using the LIFE Sliding Scale SystemPart III: Making Calories Count7. The Dangers of Running on Empty8. Avoiding Calorie Pitfalls9. Fueling the Body With Quality CaloriesPart IV: Maximizing Energy through a Mind-body Approach10. Designing Energy Blocks to Balance Your Day11. Thinking about Yoga or Tai Chi?12. Maintaining Life Satisfaction