For people struggling with autoimmune disease, fibromyalgia, and other chronic pain issues, exercise is a double edged sword. Movement is essential, but too much movement can stimulate a flare-up of the worst kind.
Exercise CAN help us manage our symptoms and flare-ups. Chronic pain conditions are exacerbated by inflammation, and, if done properly, exercise can help to reduce inflammation and pain caused by inflammation.
Additionally, the right exercises can teach our bodies adapt to a pain response, which can help us get through the pain and exhaustion of our daily activities. Our bodies need to learn to be comfortable being uncomfortable in a safe, protected way, so that when we are exposed to discomfort in our daily lives, our bodies are prepared to handle it.
This is the philosophy behind this exercise program- to provide a small degree of strength and challenge with incremental increases over time, so that our bodies can be prepared for the unpredictable nature of life.
* This program is provide by Autoimmune Strong