Can fibromyalgia go away with exercise?
Although exercise can improve the symptoms of fibromyalgia, the effects are not always immediate. “Exercise is really the best long-term treatment for the pain and fatigue of fibromyalgia,” Jones says. “But it can take up to six months before you notice a change in your symptoms.”
How do I start exercising with fibromyalgia?
Work up to 30 minutes to an hour of walking, three to four times a week. If you start to struggle, walk for a comfortable length of time for several days before increasing again. If you want a more intense workout, try alternating walking with slow jogging.
What helps calm fibromyalgia?
- Stress management. Develop a plan to avoid or limit overexertion and emotional stress.
- Sleep hygiene. Because fatigue is one of the main components of fibromyalgia, getting good quality sleep is essential.
- Exercise regularly.
- Pace yourself.
- Maintain a healthy lifestyle.