There is no question about it, in order to feel better you must have regular exercise. Multiple studies on patients with fibromyalgia confirm that exercise is beneficial.
- Research supports aerobic and strength training reduces symptoms of fibromyalgia, improves fitness, and quality of life.
- Many patients find mind body forms of exercise like Yoga, Tai Chi and Chi Gon particularly helpful. Calming the mind helps decreases stress hormones that can aggravate symptoms.
- Regular exercise helps prevent heart disease, lowers B.P., and helps control weight.
- It increases energy and happiness while reducing stress, anxiety, and depression.
- Find a friend to exercise with. Take a class together, go on walks or ride bikes.
- Exercising outside is a good way to decrease stress. Connecting with nature can help reduce stress hormones.
- Choose an exercise you really enjoy.
- Make it convenient exercise close to home or work.
- Put it in your schedule; look forward to doing something good for yourself.
- Enjoy it.
- Try exercising 30 minutes daily.
- Remember you do not want to over do it.
- Consult a physician before beginning an exercise program.
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