Low Impact Exercises for Women with Fibroids

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Low Impact Exercises for Women with Fibroids

When it comes to exercising with uterine fibroids, the right exercises can actually reduce symptoms and decrease pain. This is the result of the body producing feel-good neurotransmitters including endorphins, endocannabinoids, and dopamine.

The chemicals that are produced as a result of exercise, create a natural pain reliever and a positive feeling in the body- similar to that of morphine.

In fact, many people describe the feeling that follows a workout as being almost euphoric- resulting in decreased pain and increased pleasure.

So what effect does exercise have on fibroid pain?

Research has shown that the best way to use exercise in order to decrease the painful symptoms associated with uterine fibroids is through low-impact cardio.

Low-impact cardio includes activities like walking, light jogging, or swimming. Each of these low-impact exercises will increase your heart rate, and as a result, release those feel-good chemicals.

Even better, low-impact exercise will also help in the maintenance of a healthy weight, or even weight loss, as being overweight has been linked to increased fibroid symptoms.

When it comes to exercising, it’s important to find a workout that you enjoy.

If swimming isn’t your forte, try taking a daily walk with a furry friend, or do some light jogging around the track at your local high school. You can even practice light stretching and gentle yoga. Or take yoga classes that can be found online, or at your local studio.

So start exercising to help decrease fibroid pain, and make you look better, feel better, and live a healthier, happier life.

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