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Tips for Yoga Newbies

Fibro Daily November 4, 2012

Yoga is a wonderful way for fibromyalgia patients to maintain fitness and modify pain. For beginners, there are a few tips to keep in mind. The right equipment is important. Make sure you have a block, blanket, a strap and a yoga mat. Develop a daily stretch routine for the morning. It is a great

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One Pain Management Rule for Working Out

Fibro Daily August 31, 2012

According to Dr. Kurt Meininger, it is possible to cut down on fibromyalgia pain while working out and also improve results with one simple exercise rule. The rule to remember is: “…anterior muscles work opposite posterior muscles, left lateral muscles work opposite right lateral muscles, and left rotation muscles work opposite right rotation muscles.” So

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Everyone Has Time for Exercise

Fibro Daily August 31, 2012

According to Dr. Kurt Meininger of South Forsyth Chiropractic in Georgia, anyone can find 30 minutes to exercise. This prevents and manages a lot of problems, especially among fibromyalgia patients. Still, most people think they don’t have time. That it will be too expensive. That it will worsen whatever condition they suffer. Not so! Using

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Bowel Control Trouble

Fibro Daily August 31, 2012

Bowel issues can be an embarrassing part of dealing with fibromyalgia. Much of the bowel trouble stems from the following, which often affects fibromyalgia patients: Diarrhea. Hemorrhoids. Age-related (or not) changes in muscle and tissue. A weak pelvic floor. Damaged or weak sphincter muscles. Certain medications, stress, and lack of a sex life can affect

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Female Happy Gene

Fibro Daily August 31, 2012

193 women and 152 men underwent DNA testing in a mental health study. The monoamine oxidase A (MAOA) gene was the focus of the study. MAOA controls an enzyme that breaks down brain neurotransmitters that produce “feel good” feelings. Anti-depressants target these feel good chemicals, such as dopamine and serotonin. Read more: Scientists ID ‘Happy’

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Low-Cal Diets Don’t Extend Lives

Fibro Daily August 31, 2012

A new study on primates shows that while calorie restriction boosts immunity and overall general health, it doesn’t lengthen life. This goes against much of the popular advice that many researchers have recommended for about 70 years. However, staff scientist at the Laboratory of Experimental Gerontology at the U.S. National Institute on Aging (NIA) in

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Vulvodynia Linked to Fibromyalgia

Fibro Daily August 29, 2012

Vulvodynia is unexplained vulvar pain. The condition results in painful intercourse and other issues for women. Women with vulvodynia usually suffer from various chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, and interstitial cystitis (bladder pain). These chronic pain conditions are known to be underdiagnosed, and a new study is also shedding light on how

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30 Minute Workout Benefits

Fibro Daily August 29, 2012

The pain of fibromyalgia is made worse by obesity. But research shows that just thirty minutes a day can provide a great physical boost to weight loss efforts. In fact, just thirty minutes a day works a lot better than hour long workouts. That may be due to people finding the thirty minutes so enjoyable

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