Easy exercise for all of us...

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by debbiem31, Jan 29, 2003.

  1. debbiem31

    debbiem31 New Member

    Hi all. Just came from 2nd ART appt. He gave me a stretch/exercise to do, especially for people with poor posture. Bad posture has been connected to chronic illness. Can you believe it?!? Anywho, here goes:

    Sit on a chair and scoot close to the edge.
    Set your legs/feet apart a bit (shoulder width)
    Put your arms down to your sides and out just a wee bit, palms facing out.
    Back straight, but don't tense up, just sit up straight.
    Inhale deeply through your nose, and exhale purposefully and slowly.
    Repeat 3 or 4 times (breathing).

    You can do this any time of day, but it's especially useful for when you have to sit for long periods at a time. It was invented by a Swedish doc but my fibrofog is so bad, that I've already forgotten his name!!!

    I like it, it really opens up your shoulder muscles.


    PS. Hey Mel, you were right, it hurt like he** today!!!
  2. lunabella

    lunabella New Member

    thanks for the info... it's those little exercises/stretches that can make a big difference. anyone else have any good (easy/effective for FM) stretches??

    if i find any, i'll be sure to post them on here too.

    take care...