Exercise eases the pain of fibromyalgia. Getting started may not be easy, but it’s worth it
Fibromyalgia and Exercise: Slow and Steady
Water Aerobics Soothe and Strengthen
Strength Training and Low-Impact Exercise
Getting Over the Mental Hurdles
- Give yourself a pep talk.
- “Tell yourself that this is going to be beneficial,” Mattalana says. “Say, ‘Today I will do just this amount because I know this will help me feel better.”
- Set realistic goals. Arnold often prescribes five minutes of walking to start.
- “People may think that won’t be too difficult, but it can be if you have fibromyalgia,” she says.
- “We start very slow and build up from there, and emphasize that there is no hurry.”