I find it strange how my body is begging me to do some sort of exercise, even if it's yoga, pilates or just improvising something. If I don't do anything for a day, I feel so stiff and uncomfortable. I also experience oxygen hunger if I stay inside all day and just sit or lie on a couch.. Even when I try opening windows it's still there. I think I've seen that listed as a fibro symptom, but I don't know how common it is. It can even cause anxiety when I would much rather sleep than go out and breathe fresh air.
It's true, many people with fibromyalgia find that they really NEED exercise every single day. I am certainly one of them. In fact, I find I feel the best when I get some activity spread throughout the day. I recently found myself unable to exercise for a few days due to another illness, and the fibro flared.
Best thing to do is just make the time for some activity every single day.
on those days my body wants to lie about and rest but the body also needs to move i do short walks, 1 to 5 minutes and pop back in bed to do my breathing meditations.
between exercise and massage and breathing i do pretty good. miss one and watch out.
soon i will be out on the lake in my kayak and swimming. those are my favorites.
peace and breath,