The fact is Fibromyalgia equals Chronic Muscle Pain. Fibromyalgia Trigger Points are those spots on your body that are sensitive to the touch. It could be the spot behind your back or the one on your shoulder.
You trigger points are specific to 18 locations on your body. They have probably existed for months, and the pain is above and below your waist on both sides of your body. These points are some of the early signs of fibromyalgia and yes, you can control them! "Click here for serious fibromyalgia pain relief."
You need to get moving!!
Exercise is the single best thing you can do for your chronic muscle pain and your fibromyalgia trigger points. Exercise will help you to release your bodies natural feel good hormones (endorphins).
You will immediately relieve the pressure on your trigger points. Chronic fatigue syndrome? Not sleeping very well? Fibromyalgia and exercise will force your body to naturally to shut down.
When you exercise you improve your circulation. Basically your blood carries the good oxygen to your muscles and takes the nasty stuff away from your body."Use the Fibromyalgia trigger points diagram to help you exercise"
Exercise will give you more energy and relieves the tension of your fibromyalgia trigger points. It will also elevate your mood.
Fibromyalgia pain is different from person to person. Remember Variety is the key to life. So one person may be able to strength train for 20 minutes while another can't. Maybe your pain is a little tougher, try exercising in 5 minute increments. Start slow if you have to, just start.
I am not a big fan of the treadmill or running for that matter. Every time your foot hits the ground your knee is taking on 3 times your total body weight. Now imagine if you have fibromyalgia and back pain. Not good. If your running is working for you ,continue, just be careful.
I use boxing with my clients. It can be low impact, (shadow boxing) or it can be a great interval training exercise.
If you can stand, you can shadow box.
1. Find a mirror in your home.
2. Now stand directly in front of it at a 45 degree angle.
3. Clench your fists and bring them up to your face (in case the mirror hits back.)
4. Now throw 10 jabs (strait left) then 10 rights.
Loosen up those arms, tighten up those stomach muscles like the mirror was gonna hit you in the gut, keep your core tight. Begin to time yourself in increments of 1 minute rounds. Rest for 30 seconds and then go another round.
This is a great low impact exercise. Many of my clients with fibromyalgia started like this and are now able to go full contact with boxing gloves and pads. You can do it too!
"Click here to find out if a fibromyalgia support group is what u need" There are so many different exercises you can do to control your pain. For each fibromyalgia trigger point you have there is an exercise that can relieve it.
From neck rolls to planks you can hit every trigger point in less than 20 minutes a day. Since we still don't know what causes fibromyalgia, don't limit yourself as to what you think is allowed or not.
After shadow boxing maybe take a boxing class or karate class. When it comes to exercise there are no boundaries.Click here to discover how to relieve your fibromyalgia pain points
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