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Fibromyalgia: Is Aerobic Exercise Best?

Posted by Margy Squires on 10/30/2018 to Fibromyalgia
Aerobic exercise is often prescribed for fibromyalgia (FM) as a non-drug therapy option. Of all the FM people I have asked about this form of exercise, few participate, probably for two very good reasons. One, the energy crunch due to low magnesium and two, the eventual increase in pain levels.

So why exercise?  A few very important reasons. Flexibility. Improved blood flow to supply oxygen and nutrients to cells, muscles, organs and brain (for less fibro fog!). Better mood. Decreased stress. More restful sleep.

But does the exercise have to be aerobic?  A Tufts University study decided to find out.