Study Explores Walking Towards Better Health with Fibromyalgia

Study Explores Walking Towards Better Health with Fibromyalgia
shutterstock_218859526Fibromyalgia patients are among the population of individuals who benefit from walking groups. Walking is suggested to significantly increase energy levels, improve sleep, and enable fibromyalgia patients to perform daily activities with less effort. A study from British Journal of Sports Medicine also found that simply joining and participating in a walking group boosts overall health. Data from more than 2,000 people -- some of whom had fibromyalgia -- from 14 different countries was collected from 42 studies that evaluated the physical and mental health effects of joining an adult outdoor walking group. The researchers collecting the data compiled their conclusions in "Is There Evidence That Walking Groups Have Health Benefits? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis." As may be expected, joining a walking group increased physical activity in the studied subjects, but there were also wide ranging health benefits that came from walking. Pooled data sh
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