Wednesday, December 19, 2012

No, we're NOT just lazy.... 

Got this some time ago from a fibromyalgia Facebook page. It would explain at least in part why people with fibromyalgia do not well tolerate exercise:

Study Finds Altered Utilization of Muscle Oxygen in Fibromyalgia Population

Any repetitive motion or extended physical position gives me problems. This past Sunday, I stood at the front door of the church and for half an hour shook hands with everyone who came in. The rest of the day, I was even more exhausted than usual, falling asleep on the couch FOUR times, and then the muscle cramps kicked in. And the doctors wonder why we shy away from working out.

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