Fibromyalgia symptoms improved by movement

You do not have to do heavy exercising to make a difference in how you feel, which is why we offer classes in gentle movement and mind balancing at the clinic.

This article discusses how simply adding a bit more movement into everyday activities can significantly help folks with fibromyalgia.

ScienceDaily (Mar. 30, 2010) — Short bursts of physical activity can ease fibromyalgia symptoms. Researchers writing in BioMed Central’s open access journal Arthritis Research & Therapy have shown that encouraging patients to undertake ‘Lifestyle Physical Activity’ (LPA) can markedly increase the average number of steps taken per day and produce clinically relevant reductions in perceived disability and pain…….

….LPA involves moderate-intensity physical activity based around everyday life such as taking the stairs instead of using an elevator, gardening and walking. In this study, participants were taught to perform LPA intense enough to cause heavy breathing, but not so heavily that they could not hold a conversation. During subsequent sessions participants were taught self-monitoring of LPA, goal setting, dealing with symptom flares, problem solving strategies to overcome barriers to being more physically active, as well as instruction in finding new ways to integrate short bouts of LPA into their daily lives…..

via Fibromyalgia symptoms improved by lifestyle adjustments.

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