The Beginners Guide To Exercises (Finding The Starting Point)

Pain Reduction: Best Exercises for Chronic Pain

People think that exercise or movements exacerbate pain, however it has been proven that exercise can help reduce pain and improve an individual’s quality of life. It does not mean it will be easy, but you do not have to run like an athlete to get back to your body’s natural stamina. Exercise is the best way to reduce your perception about pain, and helps overcome limited functioning. Just always be reminded to pace yourself and consult a physical therapist for medical advice. In this article, we will talk about the best exercises to help reduce your pain and increase your overall health and wellness.

Walking is an excellent form of aerobic exercise, that is a low-impact activity which is the best choice for people who have physical capability, providing a list of healing benefits. The good news is that walking provides nutrition and oxygen to your muscles keeping them healthy, boosts energy, help rebuild stamina and reduce stiffness and pain. Walking is the basic and initial step among all exercises to help boost your energy and strengthen your stamina, which can be conveniently done almost anywhere such as in malls, parking lots, or school tracks. It has been shown in studies that low-impact aerobics is the most effective form of exercise for those suffering from FMS or fibromyalgia symptoms. FMS or Fibromyalgia affects the muscles and soft tissue causing chronic muscle pain, muscle spasms or tightness, fatigue, decreased energy, insomnia and stiffness upon waking or staying in one position for a long period of time. There are theories that stress or poor physical conditioning are the possible causes of fibromyalgia. Biking is also another way to help provide relaxation to the muscles and joints, with its back-and-forth reciprocal motion that helps in the reduction of pain and stiffness. Swimming and water aerobics are other forms of aerobic exercises that can be done in a heated pool, to help reduce the buoyancy of water, providing muscle relaxation and helps with movement. The usage of elliptical trainer is a lower-impact exercise compared to using a treadmill.

Stretching during workouts can help you tolerate training and it can be done at least once a day in order to loosen tight and stiff muscles, increase flexibility and improve your range of motion. Yoga improves breathing, posture and meditation, reducing the physical and psychological symptoms of chronic pain in women suffering from fibromyalgia, as well as it helps boost energy, build endurance and improves concentration and sleep. Strength training works the legs, shoulders, chest, back, arms and abs, and it used for muscle tone improvement and for strong muscles, which can be performed using light weights (starting 1 to 3 pounds) that can be done two to three times per week.

Exercise is definitely helpful in reducing pain, improve health and overall wellness. Now that you know some of the benefits of exercise, consult your physical therapist and gym instructor for the best exercises that fits your needs.

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