Lifestyle and Home Remedies

From the Mayo Clinic Website

Self-care is critical in the management of fibromyalgia.

  • Reduce stress. Develop a plan to avoid or limit overexertion and emotional stress. Allow yourself time each day to relax. That may mean learning how to say no without guilt. But try not to change your routine completely. People who quit work or drop all activity tend to do worse than those who remain active. Try stress management techniques, such as deep-breathing exercises or meditation.
  • Get enough sleep. Because fatigue is one of the main characteristics of fibromyalgia, getting sufficient sleep is essential. In addition to allotting enough time for sleep, practice good sleep habits, such as going to bed and getting up at the same time each day and limiting daytime napping.
  • Exercise regularly. At first, exercise may increase your pain. But doing it regularly often decreases symptoms. Appropriate exercises may include walking, swimming, biking and water aerobics. A physical therapist can help you develop a home exercise program. Stretching, good posture and relaxation exercises also are helpful.
  • Pace yourself. Keep your activity on an even level. If you do too much on your good days, you may have more bad days.
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle. Eat healthy foods. Limit your caffeine intake. Do something that you find enjoyable and fulfilling every day.

7 Responses to Lifestyle and Home Remedies

  1. cathy e says:

    I write about natural remedies and one of the topics I am researching is fibromyalgia.
    I have in the past had pain in my body that I believed was fibromyalgia pain and once I began to walk and drink fresh fruit and veggie juice as well adopt a total healthy lifestyle and now most of it has gone. So am in total agreement with this article on looking after your health in order to fight any type of health issue including this one.

  2. Daniel says:

    As I know, Fibromyalgia is a very serious illness caused by psychological factors. I think that all activities that involve stress reduction and relaxation of your mind will definitely help.

  3. Renee says:

    Leonardo hit the nail on the head! All of these points are great for anyone no matter healthy or not. Along the lines of exercising, I know that stretching regularly also helps me a great deal!

  4. Eden Rivera says:

    I’m glad to know that you also share a lot of your knowledge about these life style remedies. Self care is really important. Thank you for such an informative post. These is a big help. I will be looking forward for more from now on.

  5. These are five excellent suggestions, Michelle.

    As you will know, a lot of people who are suffering pain will simply slow down or stop their movement.
    It can really hurt to keep moving.
    But it is far better for the body and muscles to keep going, albeit very slowly and gently.

    The body is made for movement and stopping can just make things worse long term.

    Thank you for posting these lifestyle remedies they will be a big help.

  6. Vince Arthur says:

    This is a great post! I like this topic. This site has lots of advantage! I found many interesting things from this site. It helps me in many ways. Thanks for posting this again.

  7. These are some good tips to know for fibromyalgia. However, these changes could benefit anyone. Great stuff.

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