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Water Exercises for Fibromyalgia: The Gentle Way to Relax and Reduce Pain
Ann Rosenstein

Published by Idyll Arbor
Publication date: 2006

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Fibromyalgia is a painful and frustrating condition, but there are treatments that can help lessen the pain. Water exercise is one of the best. The gentle exercises relax the muscles, reduce stress, and improve sleep patterns.

Water Exercises for Fibromyalgia contains dozens of individual exercises and examples of ex­ercise routines. It is richly illustrated so the reader can see all of the elements that go into an exercise program: equipment, warm-ups, stretching, aerobic exercises, strength exercises, balance exercises, exercises focusing on the abdominals, neck exercises, and cool downs. Included, also, is information on medications, vitamins and minerals, herbs, diet, and nutri­tion.

The pain of fibromyalgia causes people to stop exercising and leaves them vulnerable to all of the health risks associated with a sedentary lifestyle.

Everyone knows that exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. What might be less obvious is rather than making fibromyal­gia worse, exercise actually helps you get better.

The physical benefits of water exercise are a decreased feeling of muscle tension, a reduction in the number of tender points, a reduction in the sensitivity of the tender points, a decreased sense of pain, and more restful sleep. The psychological benefits include increased independence; reduced helplessness, depression, and anxiety; and an overall feeling of well being. Water Exercises for Fibromyalgia will help you get all of this and more.

For the 10,000,000 Americans who have fibromyalgia:

Water Exercises for Fibromyalgia provides gentle and effective water exercises that reduce the pain in tender points, providing a way to lessen the impact of the disease. The buoyancy and cushioning effect of the water allows for free­dom of movement with just the right amount of resistance needed to achieve the desired results.

For the families and friends of people with fibromyalgia:

Water Exercises for Fibromyalgia is designed to allow you to take an active part in helping your friend or loved one with fibromyalgia. These are exercises you can do, too, to keep yourself in shape.

For therapists and exercise professionals:

Water Exercises for Fibromyalgia can help you understand the dis­ease and design exercise programs geared specifically towards people affected by this condition. This book contains informa­tion on the various assessments and tools used when determining the physical capabilities of a person with fibromyalgia, allowing you to design the most beneficial program for your client.