Get Fit and Improve Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Research appearing in the journal Arthritis Care and Research (2002; 47:22-28) demonstrated that a combination of aerobic exercise and strength training can benefit fibromyalgia patients. Researchers at Harvard studied women who were put through a progressive exercise regimen, beginning with simple exercises in the pool and progressing to aerobic and strength training. The program lasted for 20 weeks. At the end of the program the strength and endurance of the women improved and so did their symptoms of pain, fatigue and depression.

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