Easy Stress Relievers for Fibromyalgia

Easy Stress Relievers for Fibromyalgia
Relieve Stress the Easy Way With fibromyalgia, you're head wants you to relax, but your pain makes it impossible. And every time anyone tells you "just relax," you probably want to scream! There’s something about those words — relax, be calm, and calm down — that trigger a deep emotional response in most of us. These easy stress relievers are so simple that you'll feel more prepared to actually sit down and relax — maybe with your favorite book.     When you have fibromyalgia,  it is very important to properly deal with stress. When done correctly, these easy stress  relievers open up a natural relaxation response that can help improve your mood and help you deal with fibro pain. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) considers relaxation exercises to be safe for most people. However, just like with exercise routines, people with serious physical health problems such as fibromyalgia should discuss the techniques with their healthcare provider before starting a relaxation routine. There are many viable techniques for relaxing. These include deep breathing exercises, self-hypnosis, and guided imagery. Each relaxation technique goal is to produce a natural reaction from the body. This should include: lower blood pressure, slower breathing, and a sense of well-being. We found five easy relaxation exercises that are simple enough for most people to do in a chair or while lying in bed. The first two relaxation tips come from Harvard University and the last three are from the University of Michigan. Place your hand just beneath your navel so you can feel the gentle rise and fall of your belly as you breathe. Breathe in. Pause for a count of three. Breathe out. Pause for a count of three. Continue to breathe deeply fo
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