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Getting Fit With Fibromyalgia

Exercise is one thing medical experts suggest you do when you have chronic pain. But getting fit with fibromyalgia isn't easy. Not only does physical activity help modulate pain in the body, but helps increase endorphins. Fibromites and patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Myalgic Encephalitis and Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease (CFS/ME/SEID) are found to have…
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6 Yoga Poses To Reduce Fatigue

When you’re living with a chronic illness,  you know what it’s like to feel depleted with no energy left. If you suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, you deal with this fatigue on a daily basis. Yet other conditions, such as Fibromyalgia or Lyme can also leave you feeling less energized on a regular basis. Researchers…
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How to Keep Your Pelvic Floor Healthy

The pelvic floor muscles help us control our posture and urinary and bowel movements. As we age, our pelvic floor naturally weakens, and this is compounded by pregnancy and childbirth. A strong pelvic floor can help counteract issues like incontinence (involuntary peeing, like when you have a powerful sneeze). How to keep your pelvic floor healthy isn't…
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Does yoga help fibromyalgia pain?

"Have you tried yoga?" is a running joke in the chronic illness community. I've been writing about (and doing!) yoga for so long now that it's hard to remember that there was a time when I was very sceptical about the benefits of yoga for fibromyalgia pain. Does yoga help fibromyalgia pain? In this article,…
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Always On – How technology affects your health

In an effort to help my fibro symptoms before my birthday, I decided to try a five-day experiment on how technology affects your health. I vowed to unplug for two hours in the afternoon and do something quiet. That meant reading books, reading magazines, doing crossword puzzles and otherwise avoiding anything technological. I’ll be honest…
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How to Travel Stress Free

I have spent most of the last seven years travelling, and in that time I've become an expert on how to travel stress-free. Most of the time, anyways. On my trips,  there were times when I felt like I had all the energy in the world; I could climb a mountain, go for a run,…
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5 Natural Ways to Beat Insomnia

Insomnia can often be a tough cookie to crack. It has the power to keep you up nearly all night with perhaps a few scant hours of sleep. When this happens consistently, you will begin to feel the toll a lack of sleep has on the body. You will feel tired, moody, and unable to…
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Creativity and Chronic Pain

Every fibromite’s survival arsenal contains two important things: a good laugh and a handy distraction. When we are in pain, whether actually or because our central nervous system has gone berserk, it’s good to get your mind off things. If we focus on the pain, fatigue, or catastrophize our suffering, we won't be taking steps…
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A Guide to Natural Pain Management

Chronic and acute pain in the United States is as high as it has ever been. It is estimated that 20% of all adults experience chronic pain, while nearly 8% suffer from life-changing chronic pain issues. Over 55% reported dealing with some type of pain over the last three months. Given the number of people…
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Yoga For Deep Sleep And Relaxation

Bedtime yoga for deep sleep “Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together. “ - Thomas Dekker When I was younger my family used to joke that I could sleep through a fire alarm. Yet when I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, those blissful nights of sleep were traded in for nights…
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