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
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
Understand that you will have some good days and some not to good days
Pace yourself with increasing exercise volume and then intensity.
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