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5 Easy Exercises For Fibromyalgia

By Edited Oct 9, 2016 0 0

Water, Yoga, and Breathing Exercises are Excellent to Start With.

Exercising Can Help Ease Fibromyalgia Pain

 

If you are suffering from fibromyalgia the thought of exercising may seem daunting to you. But the good news is that it does not have to. All you have to do is take things slow; start with some easy exercises and work your way up.

Why Exercise? Exercising, even though you are in pain, will help to lessen the severity of it as well as increase your energy levels. Every time you exercise, your body creates endorphins that naturally numb the physical and emotional pain associated with fibromyalgia. In addition, your muscles have a chance to become stronger and more flexible.

Here are 5 easy exercises for fibromyalgia:

Hatha Yoga

You may have seen some of the yoga poses and wonder how you will ever be able to do any of them. But hatha yoga is for beginners as it focuses more on simple stretches, breathing techniques as well as meditation poses. Thus it is fairly easy, but you should know your limits and not overdo any stretches or poses.

Meditational yoga poses can even be done in the evening to help you with a better night's sleep.

Water Exercises

When the body is under water it greatly reduces the weight of the body. Thus water exercises are very beneficial for those who suffer from fibromyalgia because they are a lot easier on the muscles and joints.

Swimming is a great water exercise, but if you do not know how to swim, then you can do other exercises such as body stretches, water marching or just float for relaxation.

Walking

Walking is another easy exercise that most will be able to take part in. Start off with a 5 minute walk, then slowly work your way up to 10, 20 and 30 minute walks. If the weather permits, then walk outside. Keep in mind that cold drafts can cause fibromyalgia symptoms to flare up, therefore when the weather is cold and windy, make sure to bundle up good. 
 
If the weather does not permit you to walk outside, then you can walk on the spot in the comfort of your home. Another option is to use a treadmill if you have one.

Biking

Who does not enjoy going for a leisure bike ride? It is a great way to get the blood flowing, and the wind in your hair is enough to lift your mood. Just be careful that you do not bike too far and overdo it. Overworking your already sore muscles will only add to your pain.

Laughter

Did you know that laughter is also a great exercise? Deep belly laughs are loud laughs that require quite a bit of muscle movements and can shake the whole body. The louder the laughs, the greater the exercise.

Laughter is also great for helping to relieve emotional and mental stress. Thus surrounding yourself with humor can do miracles for your health.
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