This is Your Body

This is Your Body

This is your body on Exercise. Swimming, dancing, hiking, and any other aerobic exercise will decrease your stress after thirty minutes.  David Raichlen, an anthropology researcher from the University of Arizona, and his team have found that exercise stirs up the feel good endorphins in the brain.  Also, a sixteen week study conducted by Dr. […] Read more »

Remedies for Charlie Horses

Charlie horses are muscle spasms in the legs – and they can really hurt! Remedies for Charlie Horses are available but sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t. Charlie Horses can occur when certain minerals in your body are low.  Calcium and potassium are two that need to be at optimum levels to keep muscle […] Read more »

Pain Control and Lack of Sleep

Pain control and lack of sleep

Pain control and lack of sleep are part of having fibromyalgia.  Pain control and lack of sleep are two of the most frustrating things to deal with when you have fibromyalgia.  Pain control and lack of sleep are undoubtedly the two most talked about symptoms of fibromyalgia. There are, of course, several other symptoms that […] Read more »

Serotonin Levels and Fibromyalgia

Serotonin Levels and Fibromyalgia

Serotonin levels and fibromyalgia are integrated when it comes to how we deal with our fibromyalgia symptoms. I’ve talked about serotonin before.  It’s a neurotransmitter (chemical that sends a specific message from one brain cell to another) that is believed to play an important role in controlling our moods. Only 1% to 2% of all […] Read more »

Hydrocodone & Tizanidine & Ibuprofen

hydrocodone & tizanidine

This is a letter I actually sent to my doctor today.  He’s been playing around with my medications and not having much success.  He wanted me to let him know how I was doing so I put it in writing so there wouldn’t be any misinterpretation of what I’m going through.  Many doctors like to […] Read more »

Shoes for Fibromyalgia Patients

shoes for fibromyalgia patients

Good Shoes for fibromyalgia patients are a necessity.  Fibromyalgia patients should take care of their feet as well as the rest of their bodies.  After all, our feet move us from point to point, help us exercise, and assist us in keeping our balance. I know it sounds grandmaish but a good, sturdy, well fitting […] Read more »

Charley Horses are a Real Pain

Charley horses are a real pain

Charley horses are a real pain, any of us that suffer from them can attest to that. Since I’ve been back to work and standing on my feet six hours a day I suffer from them almost nightly.  I can wake up anywhere from one to six or seven times a night with cramps either […] Read more »

How to Stay Fit After Fifty

As we age staying fit becomes more difficult…Now tell me something I don’t know.  Any of us who are aging need to know how to stay fit after fifty. The benefits of exercise are important to everyone but those over the age of fifty can have some particular needs.  Those of us in that age […] Read more »

Different Postures for Beginning Isometrics and Fibromyalgia

Different postures for beginning isometrics & fibromyalgia

Good posture is important no matter what we do; but, there a different postures for beginning isometrics and fibromyalgia that should be used in the first two weeks.  These postures will help you get stronger so you can go on to more difficult ones. 1.  Main stand. Stretch your arms to your sides, make fists […] Read more »

Lose Weight by Doing Isometrics

Lose weight by doing isometrics. Isometric exercises can have the same benefits as regular exercise.  They are based on muscle control rather than lifting weights.  They are enjoyable in that they give the same sensations of warm blood in the muscles and relaxation afterwards.  This is the same feeling you have when you stretch in […] Read more »