Benefits of exercise in the fibromyalgia

Valéria Valim About the author

Exercise is an inexpensive intervention that can improve health in several aspects and it can alleviate chronic pain and other symptoms in fibromyalgia (FM). In the last 20 years many trials have been published. In spite of methodological errors, the evidences strongly support a beneficial role for supervised aerobic exercise training toward reducing pain, number of tender point, quality of life and depression. In this review, the trials on exercise for the fibromyalgia treatment are described and orientations of exercise programs in FM patients are presented. Design and aims of further studies are suggested in order to improve exercise prescription to people with FM.

fibromyalgia; exercise; physical activity

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