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Does exercise help fibromyalgia symptoms?

Related Topics: Fibromyalgia, Exercise
 

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Numerous studies show that exercise is one of the most important treatments for fibromyalgia. Many people with fibromyalgia are unfit. They avoid exercise because they fear increased pain. Yet, aerobic or conditioning exercise helps relieve pain and depression.

Regular exercise increases the body’s production of endorphins, natural painkillers that also boost mood. Starting slowly and gradually increasing the duration and intensity of exercise can help you enjoy the benefits of exercise without feeling more pain.

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