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Fibromyalgia and Walking

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Walking is a great yet simple way get the heart rate going and improve muscle strength and promote overall fitness. It is a very good beginner exercise for fibromyalgia patients.

Effect of Walking on Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia patients should aim to include walking as a part of their daily routine. Over time, walking significantly increases energy levels, improves sleep, and allows fibromyalgia sufferers to carry out activities with lesser effort.

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How to Use Walking

When beginning a walking plan, patients are encouraged to start off slowly. Walking for five minutes on the first day should be a good start. The walking time should be increased gradually by adding 1 or 2 minutes a day.However, sticking to the walking plan may be a challenge. It helps to schedule a particular time each day to go out and walk. To make the activity more enjoyable, look around at the beauty of nature, and breathe in the fresh air.

Walking during the first week should be of moderate intensity is moderate, at a comfortable speed. The intensity and speed may be increased in the succeeding weeks.

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