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Fibromyalgia and Exercise

It is known that sufferers of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome can experience symptoms of orthostatic intolerance.  As many as half of all sufferers, in fact, report OI symptoms.

An interesting study by John Hopkins Univeristy School of Medicine and published in Arthritis Research & Therapy looked at the effect of Lifestyle Physical Activity (LPA) on the symptoms of Fibromyalgia.  LPA can include walking, gardening, taking the stairs or in our household, washing the dog's muddy footprints off the kitchen floor.  What the researchers found was that sufferers who engaged in at least 30 minutes of LPA per day they experienced an improvement in their symptoms.

Perhaps all of our labor saving devices are actually making us sick since we no longer have the same physical workload people experienced even 50 years ago.  Maybe I should get rid of my remote controlled washer/dryer and robo-sweeper machine.

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