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How can strength training help people living with fibromyalgia?

Lifting light weights or doing other types of resistance-based strength training might improve a patient's fibromyalgia symptoms. Fewer fibromyalgia studies have been done on strength training than on other exercise forms, but resistance training shows equal promise in its ability to relieve fibro pain and fatigue, improve sleep, reduce the number of tender points and dampen depression in people with fibromyalgia. Strength training may also prevent weakening and loss of muscle mass.

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