Have Fibromyalgia? Read this before you exercise

Your joints hurt, you can't move much less get out of bed, the pain seems to be sending radio signals to every part of your body and you feel crazy. You aren't crazy, you have Fibromyalgia, a chronic disease characterized by wide spread pain and tenderness in joints and muscles. Aerobic exercise has been shown to alleviate some symptoms of fibromyalgia which is good news since it's important o maintain good health and weight.

Exercise is great: it whittles the waist, lifts the spirits ( not to mention the tush and tatas) and lowers your risk of getting some multi-syllabic disease. Still, you don't have to workout like Shaq to reap of those benefits. This is really important to remember if you have fibro and need to be aware of your triggers. If you suffer from fibromyalgia, it's important to start any exercise program with the foundation of a well rested body. That means eliminating stimulants like caffeine and getting to bed on time. From there, ease into shorter bouts of low impact exercise like walking and swimming.

Already feeling exhausted that day? then it probably isn't a good idea to push yourself at the gym later on. Also remember that most sufferers fall off the exercise band wagon because they start off with exercise sessions that are too long and too aggressive. It is already difficult to motivate when you are READ ON