Exercise & Fitness
If you have fibromyalgia, exercise is a great way to make you and your muscles stronger. Healthy, stronger muscles are important for everyone.
Read how others with fibromyalgia manage to stay fit and healthy.
Before starting any exercise program, ask your healthcare provider about safe ways to exercise—and start slowly.
Tips on Exercise & Fitness
"I take dance classes and I totally recommend it for anybody who wants to relax and stretch your muscles..."
"Losing weight makes a big difference. If you are carrying excess weight it will make a tremendous difference in the amount of pain you feel..."
"I find I need to get up in the morning and stretch out. Stretching is important - it wakes everything up..."
"Before you walk, you have to crawl. And you have to be patient with yourself. You don't have to do strenuous exercise, but you have to do something..."
"I actually do triathlons now, but I literally started with a 10-minute walk around the block..."
"I find that I can always walk - regardless of how I'm feeling that day..."
"Starting at the top I try to pretty much stretch out every muscle I can..."
"It's important to keep moving, even if it's just a little bit..."
"I was doing yoga before I got diagnosed. When I got sick, I felt that it was the only thing that gave me any semblance of control..."
"I go to a warm water pool three days a week. I usually go straight from work..."