Exercise is often an important and effective part of treating fibromyalgia. Unfortunately, the pain caused by the disorder can make exercising difficult at times. If this is the case for you, try starting with some type of moderate physical activity, like walking. Over time you will gain strength, and eventually, you'll be able to perform more strenuous forms of exercise. Start small and build a good foundation. Don't let frustration add unnecessary stress to your life or your symptoms might actually get worse. Talk to your doctor about finding a form of exercise that works for you. You may even find it beneficial to work with a physical therapist.
- Q How should I stretch before and after exercising if I have fibromyalgia?
- Q What is the most effective exercise for fibromyalgia?
- Q What should a person living with fibromyalgia look for in a gym?
- Q Do any groups certify personal trainers to deal with fibromyalgia?
- Q How can I tell if a personal trainer will be sensitive to my fibromyalgia?
- Q Should I expect my personal trainer to update my fibromyalgia doctor?