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Mal Chronique - 7 exercise tips for people with chronic pain Feb 19th, 2015

  1. Incorporate exercises in everyday life – take the stairs whenever you can, get up more often and do tasks around the home

  2. Choose exercises that you enjoy, whether its swimming, yoga, walking, or weights

  3. Add a component of aerobic exercise to your programs (swimming, walking, stationary bike)

  4. Stretching and breathing exercises are great additions to your program as they improve blood supply and nutrients to the joints, reduce your risk of injury, improve your balance, and reduce stress in muscles

  5. Avoid exercises which cause pain, though some discomfort is okay

  6. Avoid the boom-bust approach, start slowly and gradually increase your program (increasing volume before intensity)

  7. Be consistent from day to day, avoid good day and bad day behaviour