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It seem's contradictory to find that working out actually reduces many pain issues and can help to prevent injuries and Osteoauthritis. But its true. Low or Non-Impact activities such as Yoga, Pilates, Strength Training, and Walking really do benefit weight loss, and your over-all well being.

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I've lived with thyroid, fibromyalgia, tennitus, for over 10 yrs and with these daily activities listed I've managed to ease a lot of my issues and stop taking a lot of my medications.
- Submitted by SHELLPRO 7/6/2010 in Exercise | 17 Comments
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CTTAGENT 7/7/2010 1:12:00 AM

    I totally agree that exercise can help ease pain. Dealing with fibromyalgia myself, the exercise has helped me strengthen my muscles, even though I use light weights (ranging from 10 to 30 depending upon which machine I am using. Also my hips tell me when they have not gotten enough walking on the treadmill.
BANNERMAN 7/14/2013 2:08:00 AM

    Thanks for reminding us.
LEANMEAN2 5/8/2013 7:34:00 AM

    I agree; thanks for sharing.
CECELW 5/2/2013 8:58:00 PM

    This is very true. I have fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis. I started using weights and when I was diagnosed with fibro 30 yrs ago. I started with 3 lbs weights and just kept adding more weight when the weight was to easy. Now I am up to 8 lb weights. I won't go any higher than 8 lb...except I use 10 lbs weights for dead lifts.
EASTENDCLAM 5/2/2013 5:51:00 PM

    I have a bad hip. 60% cartilage cap is 0 > 2mm. Doc wanted total hip surgery (what a surprise) but I was carrying 50+ extra lbs and I wanted to knock some off for a better surgical response. 55 lbs less later the pain is still there 24/7/365 but manageable as less stress on the joint and the muscles surrounding the joint are so much stronger. I still can't walk a mile but I can bike 50. Start slow and keep going!
ENG_TV 5/2/2013 1:43:00 PM

    how true!
SAM60SUMTHINK 5/2/2013 11:43:00 AM

    Totally true!
Fact is that if our muscles go lax, pain worsens. (We can all exercise to the best of our abilities: if all one can move is one's thumb, then it's best to exercise that thumb!)
Moving our parts is crucial in keeping flares or preventing worsening of pain-levels... no matter what the cause of the pain. And. There are many causes.
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CARPROTH 5/2/2013 11:27:00 AM

    Definitely helps manage my sciatica!
KAB7801 5/2/2013 10:22:00 AM

    It does help my knees
LILY_SPARK 5/2/2013 9:50:00 AM

    I have congenital lupus and some other autoimmune disorders. I recently blogged my personal credo. http://lilyreed.wordpr
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have a friend who also has lived with chronic pain her whole life and she believes it's easier for us, having never had a normal life to lose. I think she may have a point -- but -- I have my setbacks, too. And my times when I can do more.
HUNGRYWOMAN2 5/2/2013 8:51:00 AM

    I have found this to work for me. Once I am motivated and follow through I am glad I did!
LCRUMLEY81 5/2/2013 7:45:00 AM

    it helps to move
LOVESTOWALK49 5/2/2013 6:36:00 AM

    I find the working out helps with my chronic pain issues.
JMORRIS85 5/2/2013 6:31:00 AM

    Excellent advice. I have tried to tell this to my husband who has arthritis and back issues, but he refuses to listen. emoticon
7WORSHIPS 5/2/2013 6:16:00 AM

    It is surprising to find how helpful exercise is even with problems like bulging disc and spinal stenosis. Both conditions keep me from being able to walk long distances without leg pain. However, riding a stationary type bike with back support and using strength training machines greater lessens the pain and enables me to walk upright without excessive pain.
ASMARTERWAY 7/7/2010 3:37:00 AM

    I have chronic neck and shoulder pain from a whiplash injury about 12 years ago, and from bad posture (too many hours spent at work on computers) and I always find that regular exercise keeps the pain at bay. The less I exercise, the more stiff and achey I get
BABY_GIRL69 7/6/2010 4:58:00 PM

    Good for you. Working out does a body good!

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