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Why is exercise important for fibromyalgia and pregnancy?

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Exercise helps keep you fit. It strengthens muscles, keeps joints flexible, and boosts mood by increasing serotonin in your body. Serotonin is one of the neurotransmitter that scientists have found to be related to fibromyalgia. Neurotransmitters are chemicals that send specific messages from one cell to another. While only a small percentage of serotonin is located in the brain, this neurotransmitter is believed to play a vital role in mediating moods.

From: Fibromyalgia and Pregnancy WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Women's Healthcare Forum: "Fibromyalgia: The Basics." Arthritis Foundation: "Water Exercises." McIlwain, H. and Bruce, D. Holt, 2007.


The Fibromyalgia Handbook,

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on June 2, 2018

SOURCES: Women's Healthcare Forum: "Fibromyalgia: The Basics." Arthritis Foundation: "Water Exercises." McIlwain, H. and Bruce, D. Holt, 2007.


The Fibromyalgia Handbook,

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on June 2, 2018

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