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You will have to stick with a fibromyalgia exercise program for about six weeks, exercising two or three times per week, to start feeling or seeing any benefit.
Don't start a program while your fibromyalgia is flaring - wait until you're at your usual baseline. Then start slowly, giving yourself a day or two between workouts. If you can stick it out, you'll find the benefits of exercise worth the temporary increase in discomfort.
In order to understand which type of exercise is the best, we first need to remind ourselves of the two main symptoms; anxiety and pain. The one exercise that can provide the greatest benefit to those suffering from fibromyalgia is yoga. With this fibromyalgia exercise, you will realize increased flexibility, stimulation to organs and glands, increased blood flow, and decreased pain. Yoga is an amazing exercise in regards to the healing potential of fibromyalgia and is an important step in a that can aid in the recovery and healing of Fibromyalgia and it's symptoms. Exercise has proven to be one of the leading natural treatments for fibromyalgia. Along with relieving the symptoms that go along with fibromyalgia, exercise also helps the body produce more serotonin and adrenalin, which are inhibitors of pain.
Another fibromyalgia type of exercise is walking. Start out very slowly at first. Start with 5 minutes per day, and gradually increase until you are walking up to 60 minutes per day. If you don't feel comfortable at any time, decrease the amount of walking time per day until you feel comfortable.
Biking is another very beneficial fibromyalgia exercise. Exercise bikes offer the benefit of exercising indoors. Keep track of your mileage, or set a goal of biking for 60 minutes per day. Other Low-impact aerobic exercises, such as swimming, and stationary cross-country ski machines can be effective exercises for fibromyalgia. Strength training and regular low-impact aerobic exercise is extremely helpful for increasing the pain threshold of fibromyalgia.
With fibromyalgia, exercise becomes very important in healing because a proper exercise routine will help you:
..... * Strengthen ligaments and tendons and enhance muscle tone
..... * Increase flexibility
..... * Increase blood flow to muscle tissue
..... * Increase endorphins released by the hypothalamus, healing with natural pain-relieving and sleep-deepening effects and healing some of the anxiety, depression and pain associated with fibromyalgia
..... * Decrease risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, heart attack and stroke
..... * Promote weight loss, and reduce stress on your joints.
Now that we have talked about fibromyalgia exercise, we should talk about exercises that you should avoid if you have fibromyalgia. You should try to avoid jogging, dancing, weight training, basketball, and any other sport where you have to jump up and down.