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Exercise is one of the most important treatments for
exercise will strengthen your muscles, increase blood flow to the muscles, and increase your endurance. It also may reduce the risk of
tiny injuries to the muscles that may cause more pain. Exercise may also help you sleep better and improve
your overall sense of well-being.
Mild to moderate exercise is appropriate for most people with this condition. A
balanced exercise program should include:
Moderate activity is safe for most people. But it's
always good to talk to your doctor before you start an exercise
The key is to build exercise habits that you practice over the long term. Here are some tips for starting and staying with a
good exercise program:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Current as ofFebruary 19, 2016
Current as of:
February 19, 2016
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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