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Exercícios físicos diminuem a dor, a depressão e melhoram a qualidade de vida de pessoas com fibromialgia

Author(s): Ricardo de Azevedo Klumb Steffens | Ricardo Brandt | Juliana Souza Felipe | Alexandro Andrade

Journal: ConScientiae Saúde
ISSN 1677-1028

Volume: 10;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 749;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Objectives: To investigate in the literature about the effects of the physical exercise in fibromyalgia (FM), being analyzed the variables pain, depression and quality of life. Methods: We conducted a search in the SciELO, Medline and PubMed indexes with keywords "fibromyalgia and exercise", in articles published in the last 20 years from January 1991 to February 2011. Results: Regarding the effect on pain, both aerobic activities and the muscular endurance exercises showed beneficial effects in the fibromyalgia. Regarding the effect on depression levels, the studied exercises (QiGong, aerobic exercises, and strength exercise) showed favorable to decrease. In relation to the effect on quality of life, also occurred improvement of this variable with aerobic exercises, strength and flexibility, showing positive effects for patients with fibromyalgia. Conclusion: Exercise helps in the treatment of fibromyalgia, influencing in a positive way reducing pain, depression and improving quality of life in this population.

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