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Exercise Improves Fibromyalgia

Attention fibromyalgia suffers -- A recent study published in the British Medical Journal graded aerobic exercise is a simple, cheap, and effective treatment for fibromyalgia. Researchers conducted a randomized controlled trial of prescribed graded exercise against relaxation and flexibility training in fibromyalgia patients. After three months, exercise led to significantly more participants rating themselves as much or very much better, and the benefits were maintained or improved at one year follow up. The exercise group also had greater reductions in tender point counts.

Source: BMJ. Volume 325, Number 7357, Issue of 27 Jul 2002.