5 Types of Exercise That Can Relieve Fibromyalgia Pain

We all know how important it is to exercise no matter whether you want to get in shape or stay in shape. It’s essential that everyone stays active, but if you’re someone with a chronic illness, exercise is even more important, but can also be even more difficult. Fibromyalgia causes chronic pain or tenderness throughout the muscles and deep tissue. These tender points are most often the neck, back, elbows, or knees. You may have shooting pains coming from these areas which can affect your ability to sleep, move and exercise. MORE: How a herb can help with fibromyalgia symptoms While exercise can relieve pain, it can also be hard because of pain. WebMD suggests focusing on big muscle groups like shoulders, lower back, hips, or areas where you personally have the most pain. Here are some simple exercises that can help manage pain and keep your body healthy. Walking: The good news is something as simple as a 10-minute walk can help you manage your symptoms. According to WebMD, it’s imperative to warm up — start with your feet and work your way up, moving your joints in slow small circular motions both clockwise and counter-clockwise with all your joints. Needless to say, if it hurts, stop. Light chores: If a 10-minute walk seems to be too much for you right now, don’t worry. Your daily chores count, too! Spending as little as 30 minutes a day tidying up your home can still help. (You can track this kind of thing on your Smart Watch or Fitbit.) MORE: Six remarkable things to know about people living with a chronic illness Yoga: Researchers from the Oregon Health and Science University put together an eight-week yoga course that focused on breathing, meditation, and poses — all 53 women who took part in the program found relief from th
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