Fibromyalgia and Exercise
- Q What if my fibromyalgia causes too much pain to exercise?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyTry easing off to a pace that feels comfortable for you. Exercise is one of the best forms of medicine for fibromyalgia. Getting up and moving builds strength and increases blood flow to your muscles, nourishing them with oxygen and nutrients.... Full Answer
- Q How does exercise help reduce fibromyalgia pain?
Dr. Howard S. Smith, Pain MedicineWhile this arthritis-related syndrome has no cure, researchers have found that exercise can improve physical function in patients -- and improve mood. In a study published in Arthritis Care and Research, researchers found that a combination of... Full Answer
- Q What kinds of exercise can help a person with fibromyalgia?
Dr. Dawn Marcus, NeurologyIt's important to develop a consistent exercise program when you have fibromyalgia. Choose a type of exercise that is the most compatible with your physical limitations, lifestyle, and interests. In general, walking is one of the best exercises... Full Answer
- Q What questions should I ask my fitness club if I have fibromyalgia?
Regina Tula - NASM Elite Trainer, FitnessIf you have fibromyalgia and are seeking a fitness club an important question to ask is if they have a staff member familiar with the condition and are they able to assist you in a training program specific to your needs. A person with Fibromyalgia... Full Answer
- Q How is exercise helpful for dealing with my fibromyalgia?
Dr. Dede Bonner, Health EducationThe fibromyalgia experts and longtime patients agree that becoming physically fit and exercising regularly with a combination of stretching and endurance activities is essential to managing your symptoms. Mayo Clinic’s Director of the Complementary... Full Answer
- Q Can exercise help fibromyalgia patients?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyExercise has been shown over and over again to help fibromyalgia patients. But it has to be the right kind of exercise. High-impact activities like running may make you hurt even more. You need to find a physical activity that doesn't hurt while... Full Answer