Physical Activity at Regular Intervals Might Ease Fibromyalgia Symptoms, Study Says

Physical Activity at Regular Intervals Might Ease Fibromyalgia Symptoms, Study Says
Performing moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) in regular bouts of at least 10 minutes helped reduce pain, fatigue, and disease severity in fibromyalgia patients. Longer intervals of physical activity were associated with a better symptom profile. The study, "Association of patterns of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity bouts with pain, physical fatigue and disease severity in women with fibromyalgia: the al-Ándalus project," was published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Fibromyalgia is a complex disease characterized by symptoms such as pain, fatigue, and stiffness. The symptoms often lead patients to avoid performing physical activities. However, this sedentary state might be counterproductive, as studies have shown that patients who are more physically active tend to have fewer symptoms. According to the current guidelines, adults should perform at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per week in bouts of at least 10 minutes. However, the health benefits associated with following these guidelines may vary according to the person's health, and it is not clear whether exercise in bouts is more beneficial to a person's health or not. Researchers designed a cross-sectional study to investigate the impact of following the current guidelines for physical activity on symptoms including pain, physical fatigue, and disease severity in women with fibromyalgi
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