Exercising with Fibromyalgia – Fibromyalgia Exercises

 

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Aerobic activity in general is associated with less pain, fatigue, depression and better quality of life and physical fitness in people with fibromyalgia, and it seems walking may be among the best. Usually, there are no specific exercises to avoid if you have fibromyalgia. Aerobic exercise (running, jogging ), weight training, water exercise. Keep this in mind when you are exercising with this condition; if you can only walk/swim/stretch/etc for 5-10 minutes at a time, it is not 5-10 minutes wasted. Do what you can in terms of exercise, and build on it when you feel you are making progress.

Comments. Aerobic activity in general is associated with less pain, fatigue, depression and better quality of life and physical fitness in people with fibromyalgia, and it seems walking may be among the best forms. It’s low-impact, accessible and “a really super safe” exercise for people with fibromyalgia, Jones says. Aerobic exercise Research has repeatedly shown that regular aerobic exercise improves pain, function, and overall quality of life in people with fibromyalgia.

Many doctors recommend gentle aerobic. In addition to walking and water workouts, several studies also cite yogaand tai chi as two methods of exercise that help increase physical activity. Exercises for fibromyalgia can help manage stress levels and aid in relaxation.

Exercises for fibromyalgia aid sleep. Fibromyalgia sufferers often have sleep disorders that can exacerbate pain. Physical activity during the day can promote better quality (and quantity) sleep at night.

Research has demonstrated over and over again that exercise is extremely beneficial for people with autoimmune disease, fibromyalgia, Lyme disease, and other chronic pain or chronic fatigue disorders. Some of the proven benefits include: Enhanced overall physical and mental health Reduced anxiety and depression. Exercise is often just one piece of the prescription for fibromyalgia patients. Often, a regular exercise routine (that includes aerobic exercise, strength training and flexibility training) combined with medication, relaxation training, and other forms of pain management are used to treat the condition. Fibromyalgia and diet are closely related.

With healthy eating, and exercises for fibromyalgia, that include, aerobic exercise, strength training, and interval training, you will conquer your fibromyalgia trigger points and fatigue. Yes, exercise for fibromyalgia does take some work. But it does not require an hour a day, 5 days a week.

List of related literature:

exercise Aerobic exercise can improve pain and have an antidepressant effect.9 Usually, patients with fibromyalgia have not been active physically and experience increased pain when they begin an aerobic exercise program.

“Primary Care E-Book: A Collaborative Practice” by Terry Mahan Buttaro, Patricia Polgar-Bailey, Joanne Sandberg-Cook, JoAnn Trybulski
from Primary Care E-Book: A Collaborative Practice
by Terry Mahan Buttaro, Patricia Polgar-Bailey, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2012

Aerobic exercise can improve pain and have an antidepressant effect.11 Usually patients with fibromyalgia have not been active physically and experience increased pain when they begin an aerobic exercise program.

“Primary Care E-Book: A Collaborative Practice” by Terry Mahan Buttaro, Patricia Polgar-Bailey, Joanne Sandberg-Cook, JoAnn Trybulski
from Primary Care E-Book: A Collaborative Practice
by Terry Mahan Buttaro, Patricia Polgar-Bailey, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

Aerobic exercise increases cardiovascular fitness and reduces pain and other fibromyalgia symptoms.

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by Gary S. Firestein, Ralph C. Budd, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2012

Aerobic exercise has most consistently demonstrated benefit in fibromyalgia (FM), with some benefits also noted with strengthening 1.

“Sports Medicine: Study Guide and Review for Boards” by Jonathan T. Finnoff, DO, Mark A. Harrast, MD
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by Jonathan T. Finnoff, DO, Mark A. Harrast, MD
Springer Publishing Company, 2011

Although exercise has not been shown to worsen selfreported pain in fibromyalgia, the clinical exercise physiologist should educate the person about transient increases in pain with exercise bouts and about methods of adjustment of exercise protocols.

“Clinical Exercise Physiology” by Jonathan K. Ehrman, Paul M. Gordon, Paul S. Visich, Steven Keteyian
from Clinical Exercise Physiology
by Jonathan K. Ehrman, Paul M. Gordon, et. al.
Human Kinetics, 2009

Exercise and manual therapy Exercise intolerance is a common manifestation in fibromyalgia patients.

“Clinical Naturopathy: An evidence-based guide to practice” by Jerome Sarris, Jon Wardle
from Clinical Naturopathy: An evidence-based guide to practice
by Jerome Sarris, Jon Wardle
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2010

I find that many women with fibromyalgia are reluctant to exercise because they are afraid it will cause more pain.

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by D. Lee D. Vliet
M. Evans, 2005

Exercise for fibromyalgia: a systematic review.

“Integrative Medicine E-Book” by David Rakel
from Integrative Medicine E-Book
by David Rakel
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2012

Since muscle function increases pain, fibromyalgia patients often avoid exercise.

“Management of Temporomandibular Disorders and Occlusion E-Book” by Jeffrey P. Okeson
from Management of Temporomandibular Disorders and Occlusion E-Book
by Jeffrey P. Okeson
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

Exercise and Fibromyalgia The primary nonpharmacologic modality in the management of FMS is prescriptive exercise.

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Elsevier Health Sciences, 2016

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  • I have IIH and fibromyalgia and really struggle as my head just starts to go crazy when exerting myself so sick of the weight I can’t lose, and how weak I am now, I used to be so fit and extra strong ���� x

  • If lifting and eating differently healed you, you probably didn’t have fibro in the first place ����‍♀️ All the doctors I’ve been in contact with, experts in the field, are all in agreement that fibro can’t be healed. You can absolutely diminish the symptoms, but you can’t heal it. I take offence to you telling people they can heal their disease by training and eating differently. If it was that easy EVERYBODY would do it and be disease free! I’ve heard SO many people say what you just said, and that’s exactly why so many people don’t believe in fibro and call people who have it hypochondriacs and just being lazy.

  • I was told strength training is a no no when you have Fibromyalgia. Were my doctors & the research I did incorrect? Please let me know. I was diagnosed with FM 10 years ago along with back problems & a whole list of other various health issues I’ve accumulated through my life. I’ve gained quit a bit of weight from medications & reduced mobility. I’m just getting back into exercising so it’d be nice to know if I can add gentle strength training or not. Thanks!

  • Love your video for fibro. The format, style, flow, and filming is so easy to follow and I eagerly check several times a day for a new video in the series! I also shared with my various support groups. Namaste!

  • Thank you so much for the fibromyalgia focused videos. They have made a huge difference in my life in just the past 2 weeks. I’m really enjoying exploring your other videos!

  • Nice easy exercises to do while struggling with chronic pain, love it! I was diagnosed with chronic pain, (fibromyalgia, hypermobility syndrome and Ehlers danloshypermobility type) 9 years ago and all the doctors could tell me is what types of exercise not to do! Thank you for posting this!

  • I’m just so happy I found your channel! I came across it while reading an article about the importance of working out on healthline. I used to be in love with the gym and working out, always pushing and challenging myself but ever since my fibro it has become more of a scary thing. It feels good to be able to workout again thanks to your videos… thank you! ❤️

  • Apologies I didn’t have the sound on and assumed it was floor exercises I will definitely try these in the morning before I get up

  • Plz inform me that how many times I prefer this exercise in initial stage??? I have extreme pain weakness now a days… I have been suffering from fibromylgia from last 26 years….I am now 42 years of age….Plz reply me as soon as possible ����

  • Never give up in life they all say no cure to FIBROMYALGIA which is a big lie I have pass through many process also i never believe there is really cure to FIBROMYALGIA until I meet Dr.OBELA the doctor that have been helping many people for many years, I come across this doctor online when I was searching for cure online I found out about this man, and to my greatest surprise this man have the herbal medicine which I have been looking for years I explain my problem to him through the email I found on someone who testify about him also, Dr.OBELA write me a reply and explain how the process work so after ordering for the medicine I got it within 4 days and I took it according to the way Dr.OBELA instructed, I was so happy after two week I took the medicine there was very big change in my health when I was done with the process I go for test, I found out I am negative that was the day I have the tears of joy you can also get in contact with my doctor through his email now [email protected] gmail.com or you can also WhatsApp him +2348115919700. And He also have herbs medicine to cured the following diseases; eczema,urethra wart,chronic problems.Herpes, Cancer, Als,Hepatitis, Diabetes, HPV,Infections, CORONARY ARTERY, DIARRHEA DISEASE, DIABETES MELLITUS

  • I liked this workout a lot. I sustained a neck injury trying to get in shape with HIIT. I have been starting to have more good days than bad, but trying to keep my workouts at a level that challenges me enough but is sustainable. So far I’ve been living your workouts! Thank you!

  • I made this one for Fibromyalgia but it’s so great for anyone dealing with fatigue or pain issues or for beginners. Let me know how it makes you feel below please! Enjoy ��

  • It’s not so much the pain, it’s the brain fog that does not help trying to talk yourself into exercising. These are some nice exercises to start. Definitely will try them.

  • Being newly diagnosed with Fibro, and lots of headaches, I am so so excited about your channel. Just moved through this exercise set, and excited to see how my body will use this to energize my day. Hopefully not too much aches tomorrow, but you explain how to pace ourselves so well. Can’t wait to come back and do it again!

  • MAGNESIUM helps everything. Hour long Epsom Salts baths roght befire bedtime and udung magnesium oil 3-4 x/day.
    Your lifestyle changes sound good. I would encourage swimming or water aerobics for exercise -> more endorphin release.
    Cut down/out processed food. There are so many toxic chemicals in our food supply. Make meals from scratch.

  • Thanks for the no nonsense approach. Will be trying this tonight. Also would be good to know the best way to make this work when you are obese; my stomach gets in the way in so many ways it’s ridiculous.

  • I was recently tasked by my doctor to begin with 10 minutes of yoga twice a week for my fibro. Your video has been the most accessable for me as an absolute beginner with a very small space to work in and limited flexibility. Thank you thank you thank you!!

  • Agreed. I found cross fit personal training sessions helped me,but i couldnt do the classes. Also,i didnt know it was fibro back then, but my trainer listened to my pain flares and we worked and progressed very slowly. Then my trainer left, suddenly, and i havent found a good replacement.The stoic mentality that seems to prevail in crossfit seems to say, if we cant see your pain, then it doesnt exist. I remember seeing a post the boss of my gym posting a pic of some guy with a leg brace and lamenting about what a hero he was, for still doing pullups,lol, you dont need your legs for pull ups…I started my training post breast cancer, pluss I had fibro, I was deadlifting 75 Kilos and front squatting 45, climbing ropes and kipping, took me four and a half years to get that far. Some days i flared so badly, unlessi had a migraine as well, I still rocked up and did my training. Im a bit behind now and flaring loads, am determined to get back my fitness again. Im 55, single Mum, and am five years post hert2 grade3 breast cancer. Oh also, its really important to stay away from people who are stressful, bullies, or violent in any way. My sister is violent and had to go no contact. Thanks for the video, looking forward to your updates

  • I’m 24 and in the process of being diagnosed (COVID has put a big delay on that!) with fibro I find your videos super helpful and find they really help my pain and my anxiety. I’ve had a couple weeks off work and first shift back tomorrow, found this really settled my nerves and has left me feeling prepared to care for my patients with a clear mind. Thank you!!

  • I wanted to know if you had any that could be done without being on the floor. I can’t get down on the floor. Also, could this be done on a bed?

  • Lifting is the Game changer! I just wanted to say you are on point! Mine was diet first! I couldn’t never sleep either! I begged for sleep… But all those 4 things helped my fibro. Honestly I’ve had Fibro since 2016, and I tried all the other things you talked about, and they helped a little but it wasn’t until the beginning of this year when I started lifting! That honestly was the game changer! ����

  • Thank you for this, it’s actually sufficiently gentle. Most supposed fibromyalgia exercises and “gentle” routines just result with me in greater pain, more spasms and sometimes muscle tears.

  • It was my first yoga class ever! I do have fibromyalgia and RAI’m taking chemo right now weekly for 3 months… Im on round 2! I hope this can keep my mind and my body out of the depression because I can’t exposed myself out! It was a relax moment for my mind-gotta work on my body, though! Thanks for this!

  • Hi there I’m 21 with fibro and really liked your video. I used to do a lot of yoga before so finding something I can do that feels great is very nice. Especially enjoyed the back bend one. Thank you and if you have time please make more videos! xx

  • I can’t focus on what’s being said with that robotic voice, and it also isn’t good for those with sensory issues from their fibromyalgia because they could become overstimulated. Looks like you should study up on fibro a bit more (:

  • thank you I will try these exercises because I have back neck pain and shoulder back pain and all my hand and shoulder is numb sometimes thank you again

  • I loved this workout so much! I knew today would be a rough day because yesterday was busy for us. I let myself sleep longer but still woke up feeling sore and fatigued. After lunch I decided to see how much of this workout i could get done and by the end of round one I felt so much more energized! I could honestly cry tears of joy…your channel has definitely been a life changer ❤️❤️❤️

  • Today I did NOT feel like moving at all, but I know that not moving is one of the worst things for my fibro. I’m always looking for yoga that can be done on the bed or in a chair gentle yoga that stretches but doesn’t cause pain. This practice was perfect for me. Thank you!

  • The problem with exercising with fibromyalgia is that the next day, you get brain fog, memory loss (worse than usual, sometimes i cant move for 2 days just from basic exercise) these exercises are quite good though. Some movement is better than no movement

  • Thank you so much for this. I have not properly worked out in nearly 2yr due to my fibromyalgia. I have spent that time building myself up from being virtually bed ridden, to now working full time and walking briskly for a minimum of 45 minutes a day. I needed the next step and this has massively helped! Tomorrow will be the true test, as I suffer with severe DOMS when I have attempted even light exercise in the past. Fingers crossed ��

    Quick question, how often should I be looking to do these workouts?

  • This one was a hard one for me like all the others. I can’t keep my arm up there with the neck stretching. So I had to release it every couple of seconds. Plus yoga teacher, realize that there are a lot of people with fibromyalgia that cannot get on the floor.

  • JUST A QUICK QUESTION! “MAY ALSO INVOLVE A GOOD FEW THOUSAND PEOPLE WHO HAVE FIBROMYALGI!” WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU’RE UNABLE TO LAY ON YOUR BACK, NOR BE ABLE TO RAISE LEGS OR EVEN LIFT BODY OF THE BED? MOST OF THESE EXERCISES MAY LOOK SIMPLE FOR OTHERS,,,, BUT I CAN IMAGINE THAT THERE’S ALOT MORE THAN 70% OF THE NATIONS ACROSS THE WORLD, THAT ARE LIKE ME AND FEAR THAT IF WE TRY THAT AFTER THE 5TH ATTEMPT TO DO THE ONE WE’RE ABLE TO DO, THAT’LL BE OKAY FOR SAY 2-3 OR IF WE’VE BEING EXTREMELY LUCKY 5MINS LATER WE AIN’T SO LUCKY ANYMORE INSTEAD WE ARE IN MORE PAIN THAN WHEN WE 1ST EVER WAS THAT IT’LL BE THE WORST PAIN WE EXPERIENCE LIKE A HUGE FLARE UP?I’M LOOKING FOR MORE SUPPORT AND TIPS TO HELP ME FIGURE OUT MORE ABOUT THIS HORRIFIC ILLNESS WE ARE ALL SUFFERING WITH!? PLEASE CONTACT ME I’D YOU’VE GOT ANY ADVICE! I AM LITERALLY ASKING BEGGED FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY ♡ X

  • my head hurts just listening to this damn voice i had to put it on mute the tips were nice though for what it was worth I guess

  • I’ve been doing your videos regularly and this one is my favorite by far! Love this whole body warm/workout/stretch comb Can you please make more like this? ������

  • Loved this. I have tried a few others vids for fibromyalgia and they left me in more pain than I started with. Yours helped me feel the release my body needs. Can you do a few more vids for fibromyalgia with different poses so I have a few different options?

  • This is so useful for me! I’ve been having trouble finding exercise that I can do since my fibromyalgia diagnosis. I can do swimming, but have no access to a pool where I am. Yoga was suggested to me, and I was a little skeptical, but I tried out this routine and its actually doable for me. Thank you so much!

  • I just discovered this and love cat’s tail. Seems to loosen my back a lot. I use this to supplement other yoga practice. I do have fibro and,yes, exercise can be painful but being too stiff to move is worse for me. Thanks for your work! Oh, and I’m going to try the diffuser too. I have oils but still use the candle system.

  • I have been facing stiffness of left chest area post accident when I broke my 7,8,9 rib. At times it’s very frustrating. I am doing push up and running. Please advise.��

  • My wife says I should try yoga for my fibromyalgia however anything exercise wise I try just causes more symptoms. Only thing that helps me is walking. Maybe I should try before dismissing though. Thanks for sharing your video! Kind regards! ☺️

  • I did all this and never helped me. I used to be a bodybuilder and I used to do yoga to relax my muscles. I also dieted alot and I usually sleep over 8 hours.

  • I’ve been putting off doing this one because I’m in the middle of changing medications for my thyroid and fibro and I’m feeling pretty weak and miserable. I’ve been off the mat for several weeks but I got back on Monday. It’s really a challenge but I’m glad I did this one today and I might stick to it while I am going through these medication things. I have the worst time with Catepillar, I’m going to try sitting on something. My hiips/lower back just lock up and I get searing pain. =( My favorite on here is cat pulling it’s tail! That was such nice relief. I’m better with side twists than I am with the forward bends I guess. Thanks for this Jodi! Whats a good one for sinus pressure from allergies!!?!

  • I can remember going to yoga classes years ago before I had fibro and experiencing a very spiritual feeling, unfortunately when the instructor said how good I had become, I then became competitive and lost that beautiful spirtual feeling. I always thought yoga could help fibromites and watching this video I will definetely attempt following your yoga practices. Lovely explanatory video and soothing voice too. Thank you and Namaste.

  • The video improves when you put it on mute and just read the instructions. Every human voice and any English accent is better than this robotic one.

  • Thank you! My doctor keeps telling me to exercise and I am unable to due to my soreness. But this is something I can do! And can modify if I’m feeling bad, ok, or great. Thank you so much!

  • I have not heard of someone being cured of fibromyalgia?! ��
    I tried EVERYTHING, no gluten no dairy no nightshades, no sugar
    Doing yoga, going on walks etc. No improvement.

    However taking CBD at night for sleep which lets me sleep 8 hours thank god!

    Nothing has helped whatsoever ��

  • Try exercising in a tub of lukewarm water. There are lots of exercises that can be done in the tub. I do this daily, I also find myself in the tub for about 45 minutes to an hour. It is so relaxing. To me it is better than hydro therapy. Because after hydro therapy you have to get out of the pool, change clothes, drive home ( traffic, stress and sometimes freezing weather). Thus losing the affects of water therapy.

  • Thank you but the audio/voice over is so annoying, it would enhance our mind to relax if the voice was just normal and attract the listener with fybromyalgia to get benefit of the video,

  • get a foam exercise roller. I use one every morning and evening. helps w pain management and can actually get your heart beat up too.

  • On our way ome, on our way ome, anyone that does’nt go as far back as I do, that was Robert the robot from Fireball XL5. Useful informational video.

  • This breaks my heart-it will not help anyone unless you tell them how to breathe. As someone with fibro, you’re body is so mobile, that it will not do exactly what you want. Look up pilates, ab prep

  • I have to say that while I do not support mlm companies, I have used their peppermint oil to good effect. I’ve been making my own now for a few years and it is nice to have some digestible grade oil that you can also put into your body on trigger points. Only issue here is that Annie Cat likes the mint essential oil a bit too much and that’s toxic for cats. She will smell it, come up to me, and start licking it off (yuck lol). I can hear your husband whistling the Kill Bill whistle in the background ��

  • A supplement called maca root really helped me a ton! I couldnt eat breakfast and I did not have any energy through the day. I had tried so many supplements before. The maca made me hungry, improved my digestion, and gave me energy! It didn’t really help with my pains, but now I could start eating breakfast (since december 2020) and three months later I started walking, weightlifting, and yoga. The maca also helps with muscle building so I’m soo happy with that stuff! The thing that still helps me the most tho is just relaxation. I’m sure quitting your job had a huge impact! Thanks so much for your video’s, it’s hard to find good stuff about fibro and exercise on youtube.

  • Thank you so much. I completed this workout for the first time today and honestly feel great afterwards. I have fibromyalgia and degenerative disc disease so find exercise extremely hard now, but now I have found you I am confident I will be able to be pro active about my health and fitness. I did find the section on the floor difficult and I actually did it on the bed, but will invest in a thick mat to try on the floor ( doing work on the floor does scare me a little if I’m honest, but will try tomorrow. Thanks again ☺️

  • I have Chronic pain and Fibromyalgia and just did this whole work out and will be back tomorrow to do it again! Haven’t worked out in years

  • You are inspiring! So THANK YOU!
    I am gluten free (Celiac, diagnosed 2009), have fibromyalgia and have hypothyroidism along with osteoarthritis.
    I just signed up for a membership with my local Y, and am meeting with a personal trainer tomorrow (yeah!) to put some goals and plans in place to help me become more fit, lose (or at least reduce) the fatigue, and help with joint pain. Again, YAY!!!
    I know I will feel better once I have a defined plan, and support of others in the Y Wellness Center to spur me along.
    Excited to see how good I can feel.
    Thanks again for being a good role model!

  • I’ve been working my way through all your routines, & they are all great, but I keep coming back to this one. The work then stretch format really works for my fatigue. Thank you!

  • Hi! I just tried this workout this morning as someone who used to be very fit and active and has recently been in such a bad flare with endo, fibro and cfs this really was such a great way to get myself back into movement thank you so much absolutely loved this workout. Great job!

  • thank you, I skip the thigh slide this is really too much doing it in the morning. I suggest people not doing exercise as soon as they wake up and not do it at empty stomach. I usually do exercise after lunch, before my muscles are too stiff and I am going to be sick for days if I attempt to do exercise with stiff muscle

  • Love this!!! Been sitting too much with being isolated due to the virus so this was just what i needed! Only thing I find is whatever exercise I do, no matter how long or short, I always feel shattered after not energised! It’s really annoying!

  • I forgot to say I have hyper mobility and this work out is great! I feel so much better after it. You should maybe also include pain causes by hyper mobility.. it’s really not easy to find exercises or work outs suitable for us. Thanks so much again!

  • OMG thank you so much for this video. I’ve been working out for months but, I have failed to complete a full workout video. The regular exercise simply get to difficult and backfire with my fibromyalgia pain. I was able to have a great workout and felt comfortable and confident I was able to do all the exercises and finished the video.:):):)

  • Most helpful routine. I begin not being able to sit cross legged and can comfortably sit in wider pose at the end. I will try to make this a morning ritual. Would welcome more videos for fibro as each day is different.

  • This is a dangerous routine for anyone who actually has fibromyalgia this was very painful for me and I want to warn people who actually have arthritis, this sequence of moves does not warm up the spine properly before moving into these positions. Stop selling the doterra.

  • Thank you so much!! I was just diagnosed last week with fibromyalgia. Your video is extremely helpful!!! Making sleep a priority is what I will commit to.

  • Hey. So this is the first video I watched of yours (on Tuesday 9 July 2019) and as promised, I said I’d elaborate on your energy in the comments section here. Your energy is so kind, so pure, so rare and so genuine. It literally jumps through my Mac and that experience is such a gift. Thank you so much for your energy and for choosing to exist in such a state. It’s a real pleasure. Thank YOU.

  • K probably not the best idea to wear a short skirt when camera is like eye level w your crotch. Lol but good vid. Gonna keep some of this in mind.

  • Would you consider doing a video focused on arm pain?? To do on the bus at work or while studying. Great video! I made it through the whole routine

  • I just wanted to say I love this work out, it makes me feel so much better! I have been struggling with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue for a couple of years and have had to quit exercise classes as i found it just too difficult. I felt like I had got to the point of losing all the strength in my muscles and wanted to try and get back into shape. Your videos are so much fun to do and I feel so good being able to do them without wearing myself out! Thank you so much x

  • I suffer from an anxiety disorder and was told not to do strenuous exercise. I’ve worked out a lot in the past. Is this considered strenuous? Thank you and I love your videos!!!

  • I’ve been doing exercise since I was a teenager and still got fibromyalgia. I can no longer do certain exercises because I got painful trigger points in the muscles ��
    I meditate and I eat a vegetarian diet.
    Do you have any Tipp what i can try? ��

  • I love this workout. It’s something that I can manage and feel like I’ve done something healthy for my body. I get so discouraged when I try to hit the gym and everyone is doing all the intense workouts I used to be able to do. Doing this video at home has not only improved my physical strength but my mental health. Thanks again and keep up the great work!

  • lovely, as u said we always need to do it slowly, just gently and at whatever range that feels ok n they do really help… i ll do these…
    please make some videos for stretches that ease trapizius muscle and back ache… maybe a 10 min video about full body gentle stretches for fibro too…thank you sooo much for this

  • I hope this routine can help you with your chronic pain! How do you feel afterwards? Please leave me a comment, and also try out my Legs Up the Wall sequence: https://youtu.be/cICYAEAgVbs

  • I’ve been doing your workouts for a few months now and I feel amazing! I feel and look stronger and I lost an inch and a half off my waist line! I don’t feel depressed anymore and its because these workouts have lessened my pain so much and made me so much more confident. Thank you for doing what you do!

  • so this workout tones your whole body? If I do this workout 2-3 times a week than do low impact cardio or dance cardio will it be effective and will I see results fast? Should I do this workout than cardio or cardio than this toning workout?

  • I did this workout last night and I enjoyed it, especially because of the stretches in between. But today I’m extremely tired and my hips and lower back are stiff. When I feel this the day after a workout is it wise to exercise again or rest? I suffer with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue.

  • Thank you SO much!! Love your new workout area and of course this video! Reminds me of the “lazy day one”! Perfect for a Sunday fatigue fm day. I feel so much better! P.S you look amazing!

  • I love this new video. I really like the stretching in between the toning. I am having a high pain day with fibromyalgia and fighting a cold, but this video was perfect for today! Thank you!

  • I have fibromyalgia and I didn’t want to try yet another exercise program. Then I saw that you started off lying down with your head basically on a pillow and I thought, I can do that! Thanks for the gentle intro!

  • Thanks so much, this was great. I am so stiff and sore all over but doing this daily over time I believe I will improve.
    I will definitely check out your other gentle yoga videos.

  • Thanks for a new video. I wanted to share with you that I am down pounds which is g8 4 me. I can do your workout when I am in a lot of pain or super tired. I was born with no immune system and I have osteoarthritis inflammatory arthritis. A gastro told me I needed gastric bypass surgery which is ridiculous, I would never make it through it alive. I have lost 70lbs. total. Still have a long way to go. I appreciate being able to accomplish a workout even on some really sick days.

  • Hello Dr. Kristie, I am putting together a little workout sheet for my girlfriend and I realized you never talked about sets (At least, I don’t think you did ^_^). How many sets should one perform for starters? And if 1 set is the perfect start, can we add additional sets later?

  • Magnesium and body exercise is the best, and a good sleep, i still have symptoms but i can handle it more and my fitness is higher, i started bodybuilding no equipment in home from 4 monthes and it helped me much…

  • Thank you so much I just started strengthening exercises with FB and getting huge flare ups and thought oh no again stopping something I enjoy? I will keep going!

  • Hello how are you doing? A friend of my mother’s have this condition. Where can I buy the oils at? And do you have contact information

  • I’m 21, from 4 years sleep quality is been destroyed my body fatigue is on another level i thought that was all because of my anxiety but i never knew anything about fibromyalgia so today I’ve notice and 1st rime heard this name and evry symptoms does match. IBS, anxie y, sleeplessness, chronic fatigue…and more, so pls hlep me to find the best diet, i cried when i heard sysmtoms because 1st time I knew what i have!

  • did this one today after a week sick and unable to do any workouts, I felt great being able to complete it with my 1 lb weights for most of it. I am so grateful for the way my body has shifted and morphed after working out with you for a few months now! so grateful for you and your gifts! I am wondering if you could create a longer stretch video for fibromyalgia fit seriesI would love a full 30 mins of stretching for days when I can only stretch or want to have a yoga type feeling to it without a downward dog centered routineI tend to not be able to do yoga due to wrist pain. Anywholove you no matter what! Thanks a million for all you do!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sometimes it’s hard to tell which leg you are working, because of the black pants. Which would be fine, but I forget which leg I just worked, & end up doing the same side twice. Could you maybe put a coloured strap around one leg or something? Or paler pants? Or pants with different coloured legs would be perfect! (though hard to find, & there would be a court jester vibe going on, which you may not enjoy…)Or maybe switch which direction you face, so the leg your working is closest to the camera? Or I guess just mention which side you’re working…sorry to be difficult, I really love your workouts!

  • Today will be my third day of doing this routine. I’ve had issues with my right IT band and recently my sacroiliac band too. Today was the first day in I can’t remember when that I didn’t feel like I have a brick in my hip area! Bless you, dear soul! I’m going to keep in touch on social media, Yin yoga is now my jam! ��️❤️✨

  • After suffering for over 14 years, I now drink a 1/2 cup of lemon water every morning, I take magnesium calcium with D3 three times a day, along with high potent iron and walking a mile or two for the last month. I jogged a mile today for the first time in years!! �� I have no more deep hip back neck etc. pain!

  • I was bodybuilding when the fibromyalgia started. And now I can’t exercise at all. Diet didn’t work. And mentally I’m doing pretty great. Especially with anxiety and grounding. And have been since before fibromyalgia started.

    And sleeping isn’t in the cards with two children.

  • The crazy thing is I got fibro when I quit smoking.My chest wall gets inflamed and it would scare me.I never tried a diet for it.A Dr gave me muscle relaxants for bedtime.He said if I toss and turn my reem sleep is not good.After a month with taking those muscle pills I was finally feeling better.I lift light weights and yes it hurts my chest.Their are bad days with this.Stress can’t be helped if you have family.Shit happens.I will look into what your eating.Thanks

  • Thank you so much. I have fibromyalgia and I didn’t think I’d ever be able to workout again. It defiantly changes ur life. I just did this and this was my first workout in so long since my fibro has gotten bad. Thank you again❤️

  • Thanks for sharing this information. It’s unfortunate that many doctors aren’t willing to be educated on natural ways to heal. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia three years ago and it has been an uphill struggle to find a regimen that works for me. So far, I have been able to reduce my pain levels from 8 to about a 3. I’ve done this by taking supplements such as vitamin D3, B6, Coq-10..taking a mood stabilizing supplement that contains GABA, using a probiotic, drinking celery juice daily, exercising and making sure I sleep at least 7 to 8 hrs a night. When I’m stressed, I find that it makes me flare up and I become anxious and unable to sleep. But I’m still learning so I know it takes time to find what works for you and it takes time to heal.

  • This is the answer I have been looking for!!!!! I am SO glad I stumbled across your videos!! My husband and I are smack dab in the middle of our first whole 30 run and it has helped my pain a ton!!! I have started walking daily and I do light yoga. I worked out this morning and I am in a lot of pain right now….. but I WANT to life weights!!! My husband is building our own squat rack and I am so nervous to start lifting but I just knew there was someone out there who has fibro AND lifts weights! I do believe that trauma can be a huge factor. Little back story, I am almost 34, I constantly feel like I’m too young to feel this way! 6 years ago ( this month) my father was murdered, the following year my mother in-law passed away from breast cancer, the following year my grandfather passed and the year after that my family packed up and moved out of state. It wasn’t until we settled into our new home that I was diagnosed with fibro, I have struggled with it for about 3 years now trying a ton of different medicines, and I’ve recently come to realize that I just need to eat right and exercise, I am in the process of weening off of my medication. I know that I have a long road ahead but I am SO excited that I have found your channel!!!!! Thank you for giving me hope!!!