Exercising and In Control
Reprinted from FMOnline
When I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 1997, I had no idea how the disease would progress. I had pain in my hips which eventually moved to neck, legs, feet and arms, and easy movement was quite difficult. Instinctively I knew that I had to “get moving.”
I joined a gym and began working out. I worked mainly on a treadmill, because I found that stretching my leg and hip muscles was crucial. But I realized that wasn’t enough.
This past December I joined Curves. The machines give me an integrated full-body workout and the recovery boards address cardiovascular needs. Besides feeling better, I have lost one dress size and feel more in control of my illness!