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If your fibromyalgia leaves you feeling "stressed out" frequently, exercise can help desensitize your body to stress. A study published in February 2002 in Arthritis Care and Research confirms that a combination of cardiovascular exercise and strength training helps women with fibromyalgia increase their strength and endurance, and reduce their fatigue, pain, stiffness, and depression. (Source: The Women's Guide to Ending Pain: An 8-Step Program, by Howard S. Smith, M.D., and Debra Fulghum Bruce, M.S. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.)

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