MS-Friendly Summer Activities for the Family
- by Teva's Lift MS® Team
- June 15, 2020
School is out, summer is here, and your kids may be eager to spend time in the warm sunshine. But when living with MS, it may be challenging to keep cool in the summer heat. That’s why we’ve provided some MS-friendly summer activities for you and the whole family to try:
- Have a movie day. With so many new movies being released over the summer, you’ll want to take your family to the movie theatre. Grab some popcorn and enjoy the cool air conditioning. Don’t want to leave the house? Build a fort with the kids, make some healthy snacks, and watch a movie from the comfort of your home.
- Visit the library. Start a summer reading challenge for your kids with rewards along the way. Encourage them to read a certain number of books over their break by visiting the library on a weekly basis to pick out new books. This activity will keep you cool in the air conditioning while keeping your kids entertained.
- Cool off at the pool. Whether your family enjoys visiting an indoor water park, or you prefer spending the day at the outdoor pool—take a dip in the water to cool down. And while the kids are playing, you can try some of these water exercises to help build strength.
- Volunteer your time. Volunteering can be a rewarding activity for people of all ages. Common volunteer opportunities include spending time at the local food bank or at an animal shelter. The National MS Society also offers many ways to get involved by volunteering for the MS community.
- Try indoor sports. It may be challenging to exercise outdoors in the summer. Try finding a local recreation center that offers the opportunity to play sports inside. Grab your family and get active!
What activities does your family like to do in the summer? Share with us in a comment below or on the Lift MS® Facebook page.
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COPAXONE® (glatiramer acetate injection) is a prescription medicine that is used to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), to include clinically isolated syndrome, relapsing-remitting disease, and active secondary progressive disease, in adults.
Do not use COPAXONE® if you are allergic to glatiramer acetate or mannitol.