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    ... as a group, enrolled participants under the age of 65 took, on average, around 3,500 steps a day (since the time they were enrolled until mid-January). Those between 65-75 took around 2,990 steps and those over 75 took around 1,850 steps. As age increases, the number of steps taken a day decreases.
    Well, didn't these findings just put to shame my puffing out my chest with pride at consistently going over 2,000 steps/day now and sometimes rising up to 3,000!

    You just deflated my balloon, agate!
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    The snow guy, who said he’d be here between 12 and 12:30 PM did not come. After I texted him, he said he had to finish the job he was on and rest. I never heard from him again.

    I went outside and walked out to the street and to my neighbor’s driveway to see if our heating vents were clear (yes). I shoveled snow off my bushes and then hit them w the back of the shovel to get them to spring up.

    I dug the bag of sand out from under the snow.

    I shoveled a 15 foot path of 12” deep snow.

    I brought the trash and recycling containers up from the street.

    Then, I came in and got on the couch w the heating pad.

    Peter did the driveway when he got home tonight.
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    Sunshine, I don't know anything about anyone else who's in the study. Some might indeed be wheelchair bound people, with or without MS. They certainly wouldn't have been excluded.

    As of November there were 145 homes enrolled in the study. They're planning on enrolling 240 eventually.
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    Lots of amazing activity here, despite, flares, serious illness and illness related symptoms.

    Today DH took off cover and I swam 20 minutes, 603 yards. (

    Can I say I am sick and tired of feeling like I am going down a fast elevator. The SEs of the muscle relaxants is miserable....Will See neuro in 1 month. Today will See GYN....)

    Agate: Dont be so sure they included wc users— they have been excluded in other MS studies ...

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    I think you're right, Sunshine. The study doesn't involve MS at all--it's a study open to any senior living in HUD housing (or in connection with the VA) in certain geographic areas but there could easily be people with MS who are enrolled in it--or people who are confined to wheelchairs. I was assuming that every study participant would have been given the watch that counts the steps. I'll ask someone in charge of the study about this.
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    My average step count for February (based on 24 days) was 1,253 steps/day.

    An improvement over the last 3 months (1,214, 1,123, and a puny 755).
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    The latest issue of MS Focus Magazine includes a page listing specially trained physical therapists for MS--persons who have completed a course called "MS Management for Physical Therapists" sponsored by MS Focus at Hunter College in New York. All except one are in New York but one is in Boston--Ravit Barak, PT, DPT, of Downtown Physical Therapy and Rehab, 125 Lewis Wharf, Boston, MS 02110.
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    Ann, working out in the snow is hard work. You are getting much exercise.

    Sunshine, you are going, going, going as far as the swimming goes. Good for you.

    Agate, you latest step count is very good.

    My day today consisted of a visiting neighbor. She came up to bring me some soup and stayed quite awhile. I already had one load of wash in washer. I later washed another load. Laura came at 1P.M. My neighbor left as she was coming in, so I got up out of chair and started dusting and polished some of my furniture today. I was on my feet for about 2 1/2 to 3 hours without a break. After doing the dusting and polishing I made some vegetable soup. I then put fresh linens on my bed. Enough for one day.
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    I find dusting and polishing to be surprisingly tiring. Maybe it's having to move things around repeatedly?
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    I find house work very tiring. I don’t mind dishes and kitchen work or cooking if I am in the mood or even laundry. I don’t like real cleaning:washing floors, vacuuming, dusting cleaning toilets and tubs. Luci does that work every other Tuesday and that is often enough for me. Peter changes the beds.

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