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Exercise & Nutrition for Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Posted Apr 26 2009 10:34pm
The Benefits & How to Get Started With Water Exercise

By Adrienne Dellwo, About.com
Updated: January 19, 2009

When you start an exercise routine for fibromyalgia6 (FMS), the type of exercise you choose can make a big difference. 

Numerous studies over the years have consistently shown that warm-water exercise can help people with FMS: 
Improve pain threshold 
Reduce tender point count 
Reduce pain 
Boost cognitive function 
Lessen anxiety and depression 
Perceive their condition as less severe

Studies also show that people with FMS are able to tolerate warm-water exercise better than some other forms of exercise.

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http://chronicfatigue.about.com/od/treatingfmscfs/a/warmwaterFMS.htm?p=1 

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Exercise as Part of a Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia Treatment Regimen
Feeling Better vs. Feeling Worse

Updated: January 19, 2009

When you have fibromyalgia6 (FMS) or chronic fatigue syndrome7 (CFS or ME/CFS8), it's common for well-meaning people to tell you something like, "If you'd just exercise more, you'd feel better." 

Certainly, exercise is important to anyone who wants to be healthy, but it poses special problems for anyone with these conditions. Even moderate exertion can make you feel worse, so it can be very tempting to give up exercise altogether. 

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http://chronicfatigue.about.com/od/treatingfmscfs/a/exercise.htm?p=1

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Why can't people with chronic fatigue syndrome exercisefor an energy boost?

By Adrienne Dellwo, About.com

Updated: July 8, 2008

Question: Why can't people with chronic fatigue syndrome exercise for an energy boost?

When most people are tired, exercising can help give them a boost of energy. Wouldn't people with chronic fatigue syndrome feel better if they just got more exercise?

Answer: 

While it seems logical that they would, the answer is no. That's because of the key chronic fatigue syndrome symptom: postexertional malaise. 

After exercising, postexertional malaise is an intensifying fatigue that heightens other symptoms in people with chronic fatigue syndrome. Exertion actually makes chronic fatigue sufferers feel worse and have less energy. 

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http://chronicfatigue.about.com/od/faqsfactsheets/f/cfs_exercise.htm?p=1

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Exercise & Nutrition for Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Exercise and nutrition for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome are important parts of symptom management. Learn how to control symptoms through your diet, with vitamins and supplements, and the right kinds of exercise.

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http://chronicfatigue.about.com/od/exercisenutrition/Exercise_Nutrition_for_Fibr


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