Fibromyalgia, they tell you to exercise as regularly as possible. ME/CFS tell you that exercise can actually be more damaging to your condition. Who knows the answer in this case?!?! I always figure I'll follow my body, but it doesn't seem to tell me any clear answers. Yesterday I decided I would try some light exercise and again, naturally, my muscles are swollen to the max. I rarely understand the difference between "over-doing" and "under-doing".
My favorite exercises to do for these conditions are stretching and yoga (and sometimes learning how to dance on my Kinect!!). Some days are so bad that I can hardly move a muscle out of bed in the first place.
From my research on Fibromyalgia, I have found these to be the best suggestions for exercise:
- Walking (which I don't do as I'm paranoid about going anywhere alone...)
- Tai Chi
Obviously, I don't do all of these...
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What exercises do you do for your Fibromyalgia or ME/CFS?