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Being active with fibromyalgia

If you're active, you'll feel less pain and stiffness from fibromyalgia. You'll also notice that your mood, general health and sleep are better too. But it’s important to be careful with how much exercise you do and when. Doing too much, too soon could cause a flare up, so the key is to start gently and progress slowly.

There are three types of exercise that are important for fibromyalgia.

Tips for being active with Fibromyalgia

If you would like some specific advice and support with being more active, talk to your GP or practice nurse.

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Written by physiotherapy liaison, Canterbury Initiative, Canterbury DHB. Endorsed by rheumatologist, Department of Rheumatology, Immunology & Allergy, Canterbury DHB. Last reviewed March 2018.


Page reference: 467551

Review key: HIFIA-25336