#ClinicSpeak: today is the first day of the rest of your life

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"Do you remember the cliche today is the first day of the rest of your life? It sounds silly but unless you start life is going to run away with you. Over the last few weeks I have been teaching a lot and have been presenting the science, and treatment rationale, behind brain health in MS. Several discussions came around to the point that this is not only an issue for MSers, but for the general population as well."

"As a healthcare professional can you be advising your patients to stop smoking, exercise, eat better, etc., if you are not practicing what you preach? Public health officials have been trying for decades to nudge the population's behavior towards a healthy lifestyle and have failed. I therefore think it is time to take-up the challenge and to challenge your neurologist, clinical nurse specialist, or any other health care professional you see, to join you in an attempt to improve your brain health. I am up for it. I went for a long run on Sunday; despite my ongoing hip pain I am going to see if I can get healthy again. I recommend to all my patients that they need to try and work into their schedule three to four 30+ minutes of aerobic exercise sessions a week. I intend to do teh same. I am also changing my diet, promise to drink less and plan to sleep more. I sleep far too little."

"It's time to put my money where my mouth is!"

"The Brain Health Challenge; are you and your healthcare professional up for it?"

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