Walk more to reduce fibromyalgia fatigue highlights large new study
People with fibromyalgia need encouragement to walk more as they will become less tired and have a lower chance of developing additional conditions, highlights a large study in Rehabilitation Nursing.
A team analysed the profile of 920 women with fibromyalgia, looking at if they were given medical advice to walk to reduce their symptoms, which patients complied with the advice and why.
“Patients who adhere to walking have a lower likelihood of being tired,” the researchers explain. “Regular walkers (patients who walk according to a specific clinical pattern) have a lower likelihood of comorbidity. Patients who receive medical advice to walk are more likely to walk more than 30 minutes and to take a break between bouts.”
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