Will exercise worsen or help my Fibromyalgia?

Published: August 24, 2013

Will a lot of movement worsen my fibromyalgia or help it? Because I'm a prospective college student and am worried about all the walking around I will have to do on campus.


Exercise is critical to maintaining conditioning in fibromyalgia. As long as you do not feel wiped out the next day, it is good for you. If you do feel wiped out the next day, take it easy for 2-3 days, then cut back a bit to a comfortable level, but keep up the walking.

Dr. T

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

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