Scheduling Your Diet And Fibro Exercise Routine
Fibromyalgia has the distinct ability to cripple you from any activity, especially those activities that require movement and effort. It would be wise to schedule your day or even your week in advance so that you can mentally and physically prepare for the day’s activities without the bothersome issues of fibromyalgia getting in the way. Now there is no cure for fibromyalgia so the possibility of having fibromyalgia while scheduling your life is a reality yet you can be better prepared if things are scheduled, plus you won’t be subject to certain situations that could cause fibromyalgia to occur. Also within your daily or weekly schedule, you can have a regular time for a fibromyalgia treatment option like acupuncture or chiropractic adjustment put on the docket so that you can have the best fighting chance at minimizing the frequency and intensity of the fibromyalgia episodes along with its symptoms. Contact your doctor to glean some advice as well as to determine which fibromyalgia treatment option would be the right one for you.
Foods Not For The Fibro Patient
Fibro patients have to be careful as to what foods they eat because certain combination or separate foods can cause fibro flare ups which can be very painful. Here are a few of those foods:
v Aspartame – Aspartame is known to aggravate already painful symptoms. There are other artificial sweeteners that don’t seem to have the same affect that aspartame does. MSG and other food additives can cause pain to intensify, so these items should be avoided.
v Caffeine – Caffeine tends to provide fast energy to someone who needs a pick me up, but it is not true energy that will last for any long length of time. In fact once the caffeine wears out, it can then leave the person feeling more fatigued than before. Something a patient with fibromyalgia should avoid due to their already existing fatigue symptom.
v Nightshade Plants – Nightshade plants are nutritious plants that are known to possibly trigger fibromyalgia symptoms as well as various types of arthritis. Some types of nightshade plants can include:
- Bell peppers and chili
As The Calories Go So Does The Fibro Pain
Walking is one of the best and easiest exercises. It is suggested to start with just five minutes of walking. After that, they should add a minute each day until they are up to walking for about an hour. It is also suggested to try to walk an hour at least three to four times each week. Once walking for an hour seems easier, it is suggested alternated walking and light jogging. Now, bicycling is safest to use a stationary bike to reduce any risk of falling. Also, this is important to start slow with and gradually move up the amount of time spent bicycling until the fibromyalgia sufferer is able to ride for approximately an hour. After an hour becomes easier, then they can set mileage goals.