Because those with fibromyalgia often suffer from pain, they may feel as though exercise is the last thing they want to be doing. A recent research study indicated that fibromyalgia patients who engaged in short, intense bursts of physical activity help the fibromyalgia patient feel better and function better in their daily lives. The findings of the study were published in the journal Arthritis Research and Therapy.
According to the research, short bursts of activity, lasting less than ten minutes or less at a time but that have some degree of intensity to them can improve both cardiovascular health and the perception of pain in those who regularly practice this on a daily basis. The study used “lifestyle physical activity.”