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Chronic Pain & The Benefits of Exercise

Updated: Oct 4, 2022

Exercise is Medicine!

  • Motion is like a lotion for your aches and pains

  • Joints that move result in more lubrication

  • Muscles get stronger and won't fatigue as easily

  • Benefits: less stress and more relaxation

  • Reduced flare ups

  • Improved moods

  • Less anxiety and depression

  • Body produces endorphins that relieve pain

When you exercise, you benefit much more than your physique. Exercise is just as beneficial to your mind and your emotional state!

Tips for Exercise with Chronic Pain

  • Choose an exercise that you enjoy

  • Find someone to be your exercise buddy

  • Consider some aerobic exercise

  • Acknowledge that some discomfort with exercise is acceptable

  • Avoid exercise which causes pain and discomfort that increases going up and down legs or arms

  • Start slowly

  • Be consistent

  • Understand that you will have some good days and some not to good days

  • Pace yourself with increasing exercise volume and then intensity.

  • Find an accredited program. Continue to check back to this site for recommendations

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