Regular low intensity exercise can help ease the symptoms
The symptoms of Fibromyalgia range from physical issues like headaches and joint pain, to emotional and mental health issues like anxiety and even depression. Each person's journey is different, however research suggests that regular physical exercise can help one manage pain and fatigue long-term, overall easing the stress of dealing with this chronic condition on a day to day basis. Making small changes to your lifestyle and habits can make a meaningful difference for many people.
What You'll Need
- Find a local gym where you can use their pool regularly and go for slow swims.
- Try to create a routine of slow, relaxed walking regularly.
- Other LISS training may help improve your symptoms.
What You'll Do
- Dealing with FM an be stressful enough, so try to ensure you get off to a good start by discussing your symptoms with a trusted health professional so seek what recommendations they have to help your specific symptoms.
- Studies have shown that physical exercise can be more effective in managing the symptoms of Fibromyalgia than some medications.
- Swimming (in warm water) has been shown to ease stiffness and ease muscle pain.
- Regular low intensity walking has also been shown to help aid in better quality sleep in those suffering with chronic pain.
- Maintaining your physical activity is important in managing the stress-related symptoms that can affect you.
Tips & Warnings
- Always consult your Doctor or team of health professionals to support and advise you if you suffer with Fibromyalgia.
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