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Exercise is one of the most important treatments forfibromyalgia. Regular exercise will strengthen your muscles, increase blood flow to the muscles, and increase your endurance. It also may reduce the risk of tiny injuries to the muscles that may cause more pain. Exercise may also help you sleep better and improve your overall sense of well-being.
Mild to moderate exercise is appropriate for most people with this condition. A balanced exercise program should include:
Moderate activity is safe for most people. But it's always good to talk to your doctor before you start an exercise program.
The key is to build exercise habits that you practice over the long term. Here are some tips for starting and staying with a good exercise program:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Current as ofOctober 9, 2017
Current as of: October 9, 2017
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
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