Exercise for Fibromyalgia

Hello Fibro Warriors!

In this week’s blog post we’ll be discussing exercise for Fibromyalgia! Exercising is a great way to get those muscles moving, relieve stress, and help avoid flare up throughout the day! Let’s getting moving into our blog about what exercises help for Fibromyalgia!

Stretching Exercises

Stretching Exercises can help move those tight joints and muscles moving and relief the pain and tension in your body, as well as help you gain flexibility in those muscle groups. Yoga and Pilates are great ways to really stretch those muscles as well as reduce stress on your mind and body!

Aerobic Exercises

Aerobic exercises such as walking, jogging, biking, and swimming, and water aerobics are great types of exercises to help with Fibromyalgia as well. These exercises work many bones, muscles, and joints in the body as well has help your cardiovascular health!

Strength and Resistance Training Exercises

Using light weights and resistance machines can help build strength in your core muscle groups as well as reduce pain. Even just starting with one to three pounds can help with Fibromyalgia symptoms and flare ups!

Getting Started

Before you get started, develop an exercise plan and recommendations with your doctor. It may also be beneficial to have a personal trainer to assist you in your exercises. It will also help to exercise with friends and family, as this support will help keep you all moving and motivating. Remember to exercise at your own pace and comfort level. It doesn’t matter how fast you can go, how far you can stretch, or how much you can lift-what matters is that you are helping your body!

We hope these exercise tips help you fight your symptoms! Let us know what exercises work best for you and what other exercises you like to do! Keep fighting on!

For more information and sources, check out these links:

https://www.healthline.com/health/best-exercises-for-fibromyalgia-pain#strength-training

https://www.webmd.com/fibromyalgia/guide/fibromyalgia-and-exercise#1

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/fibromyalgia/in-depth/fibromyalgia-and-exercise/art-20093376

https://paindoctor.com/exercises-for-fibromyalgia/

https://www.pexels.com/photo/color-colour-fitness-health-39671/

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