Effect of different types of exercise in adults with fibromyalgia

The cause of fibromyalgia remains a mystery, as such scientists keep working on finding the answers. This rheumatoid disease characterized by fatigue, muscle weakness and pain, and as a result- depression and anxiety. There's been a lot of discussion regarding one of the treatment methods by the means of exercise. Authors of this article aimed to study what kind of physical activities have impact on the clinical symptoms of this disease. Eighteen studies with over a thousand of subjects were analyzed. The results showed that resistance exercise and stretching reduce pain and improves quality of life. However, a non-significant effect was observed on depression. As a conclusion through this systematic review, it was evident that exercises like aerobic, resistance and stretching should be considered as a part of the treatment for fibromyalgia. Full text by the link.

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