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Top 6 Misconceptions About Fibromyalgia That People Need To Understand

5. "Fibromyalgia means a big NO to exercise."

Because of the amount of pain in their tissues and muscles, most think that exercise will only worsen their condition. But, most doctors actually suggest physical exercise to help live comfortably with the disease.

How exercise helps

According to research, managing your lifestyle can help a patient manage the symptoms of fibromyalgia better. One of these lifestyle changes should be exercise. In a study published in Cochrane Library, it showed the huge effect that aerobic training can have for patients with fibromyalgia. Patients who underwent 12 weeks of moderate intensity aerobic training improved their well-being and physical function. Strength training can also do wonders as patients reported large reductions in the pain felt.