Physical Exercise Eases Fibromyalgia

Physical exercise may reduce the symptoms of fibromyalgia; where physical, psychological and humeral elements play their role.
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Obesity and Inactivity Up Risk for Fibromyalgia

Moreover, the relative risk for women who were overweight and did not engage in leisure time physical activity was 2.09 (95% CI 1.36 to 3.21), the researchers reported in the May issue of Arthritis Care & Research.

Being overweight or obese is a strong and independent risk factor for the future development of fibromyalgia in women, particularly for those who are inactive, a Norwegian study found

Studies have shown lower levels of physical fitness among patients with fibromyalgia compared with healthy controls.

The analysis also found a nonsignificant tendency toward a dose-response effect for physical activity, with women who reported exercising at least four times per week having a 29% lower risk of fibromyalgia compared with those who were inactive (adjusted RR 0.71, 95% CI 0.46 to 1.09, P for trend =0.13).

Women who exercised for two hours or more per week had a relative risk of 0.77 (95% CI 0.52 to 1.15, P for trend =0.16).

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