Exercise

Fibromyalgia Symptoms Improved by Massage Plus Exercise in Women

Fibromyalgia Symptoms Improved by Massage Plus Exercise in Women

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Connective tissue massage combined with exercise was shown to reduce fibromyalgia-associated symptoms and to improve quality of life.

USPSTF Recommends Exercise to Reduce Fall Risk in Elderly

USPSTF Recommends Exercise to Reduce Fall Risk in Elderly

The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends exercise to prevent falls in at-risk community-dwelling adults aged 65 years and older.

Physiotherapy and Stabilization Effective in Chronic Low Back Pain

Physiotherapy and Stabilization Effective in Chronic Low Back Pain

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Physiotherapy combined with routine or stabilization exercises is effective for reducing pain and improving muscle dimensions in patients with nonspecific chronic low back pain.

Becoming a Better Physician: Make Time for Exercise

Becoming a Better Physician: Make Time for Exercise

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Setting aside time for exercise can make you a better physician by increasing your confidence to counsel patients and your perceived success to do so.

Guided Approach to Exercise May Reduce Fatigue in Chronic Fatigue Patients

Guided Approach to Exercise May Reduce Fatigue in Chronic Fatigue Patients

An expert-guided, self-help exercise program may help patients with chronic fatigue syndrome.

Can Yoga Improve Back-Related Function in Chronic Low Back Pain?

Can Yoga Improve Back-Related Function in Chronic Low Back Pain?

Yoga only led to moderate improvements compared with exercise or no exercise interventions in patients with low back pain.

Empathy, Exercise, Yoga and Chronic Pain

Empathy, Exercise, Yoga and Chronic Pain

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Dr Bushnell suggests practicing yoga, as long-term yogis have higher pain tolerance and increased gray matter—including in pain-modulating brain areas—compared with that of non-practitioners.

Curbing Fibromyalgia-Related Fatigue With Resistance Training

Curbing Fibromyalgia-Related Fatigue With Resistance Training

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At post-treatment examination, participants in the exercise group demonstrated a significantly greater improvement in general fatigue, physical fatigue, and mental fatigue, compared to the active control group.

Exercise-Induced Hypoalgesia for Neuropathic Pain

Exercise-Induced Hypoalgesia for Neuropathic Pain

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Clarifying these mechanisms will allow a compelling argument to be made for exercise therapy with the goal of improving chronic pain.

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