Just like natural FM therapies there are a large variety of Fibromyalgia exercises to choose from. That means, with the right frame of mind, you should be able to find a form of exercise that suits your needs as well as your ability.
In this section we explain why particular exercises for Fibromyalgia are considered to be achievable as well as beneficial for those with FM. We also tell you why those same Fibromyalgia exercises may not always be suited to everyone.
We will cover exercise for Fibromyalgia, from the utmost mild to the more ambitious and even full contact sports/ exercises. All information comes from first hand experiences and research to help you make an informed decision as to whether or not you think it’s right for you
Keeping An Open Mind
When you read these pages though, just keep an open mind. Don’t knock it, if at this moment in time you can’t do it. Just remember that there is no set definition for FM. Everyone has different pain tolerances, different symptoms and different capabilities.
But if there is one thing that you should really try to put at the forefront of your mind, despite any setbacks is that exercise is it’s own form of Fibromyalgia therapy. And no matter the differences that come with FM, the right type of exercise will offer benefit to everyone.
So even if you’re sitting there thinking… but do I really have to exercise? Well… the answer is yes!
If you want to take back control of your life, improve your pain levels, and give your body the chance to work and support itself as it was meant to do…then yes… you really, really do!
Here is a quick reminder of how and why Fibromyalgia exercises can and will benefit you.
Pilates For Fibromyalgia
Pilates for Fibromyalgia is a great exercise choice. It’s gentle, non-impact, and full of exercises designed to condition the body and improve overall musculoskeletal health. One of the great advantages of Pilates Fibromyalgia exercises, is that they target specific muscle groups and builds them back up, helping to alleviate neck pain, shoulder and back pain to name just a few.
Water aerobics exercises are a proven way to effectively improve Fibro symptoms. They are considered one of the easiest and mildest forms of exercise for Fibromyalgia. And due to their gentle nature, can even help you to get over any fears associated with exercise and FMS.
But exercising in water is not all about work, it’s also about fun too. Water aerobics is often quite the social gathering, offering fun interactive classes that aren’t just for the oldies. Learn more about Water Aerobics Exercises for Fibromyalgia, and see if it offers you the right environment to get you out of the house and in to the pool!
Yoga For Fibromyalgia
Yoga always attracts quite the Fibro buzz, especially since Hatha yoga has proven benefits for managing Fibro symptoms. Some of them include promoting relaxation by decreasing activity of the sympathetic nervous system, the decrease of stress on the musculoskeletal system and even an improvement in the symptoms of IBS.
You can read here all about the benefits of yoga for Fibromyalgia. But it’s also just as important to find out if yoga is complimentary to your personal symptoms. Find out what some of the important considerations you should be thinking about before starting Fibromyalgia yoga.