5 Things People With Rheumatic Diseases Want You to Know

 

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  1. Just because I look fine and I smile doesn’t mean I’m: I know I look  wonderful the expression of health… I call it cortisone or biologic!
  2. Mine is not just a pain and  rheumatic diseases are not only related to old people : I know when I say my back hurts or my legs or any part of my body hurts you say c’mon you are not old
  3. A nap some days can help me do not make fun of it: there are some  days that i really need a nap I need to rest my entire body, and you thing I’m spoiled!
  4. Be on a diet or taking more pill will not cure me: only few can understand that i be on a special diet such gluten free, vegan or taking all the pills for arthritis pain will cure!
  5. My pains affect not only me but everyone in my family: my pains affect all the people that live with me, because  they have  to deal with me in good or bad! That’s why mom and dad can understand you but make sure you choose the right husband like I  did 🙂

 

Is Zumba class good for People with AS ?

Sorry this  time I don’t have a picture of me making Zumba , but I attend  Zumba classes  twice a week.

Sometimes just getting out of bed and making it through the daywith Ankylosing Spondilytis  (AS)  is very hard to manage.

My  rheumatologist wants me to be active that’s why instead of normal Physio I’ve tried Zumba

“Everyone suggested swimming, but this sounded more fun,”

“My AS is better for me in some ways. It gives me something to look forward to, which gives me energy,”.

“I feel great because I focus on something that is positive instead of that my ankles or knees are hurting.”

Zumba is just one of the many specialized fitness dance programs gaining new followers,

thanks in part to the exposure of exotic dance styles on television shows such as “Dancing with the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance.

” The classes, including , hip hop, belly dancing and even pole dancing, can help increase coordination, balance and cardiovascular levels,

as long as they’re done with some modifications for people with different arthritis.

“Dance is a mind/body activity because you have to be engaged in what you’re doing. You can’t zone out or you will step on your toes or someone else’s toes,”

“There are a lot of benefits to staying active in an engaging mind/body way, especially for people with arthritis.”

In several studies, for example, researchers at Laval University in Quebec followed people with Rheumatic diseases  who participated in dance-based exercise.

They found improvement in mobility and joint pain, as well as positive changes in depression, anxiety, fatigue and tension.

Pay attention to the following tips:

  • Start slowly. Don’t jump into any exercise full-throttle or you’ll pay for it the next morning and beyond.
  • Slow down the pace. Do the dance moves in half time.
  • Avoid repetitive movements. This will help prevent injury and straining joints.
  • Approach the instructor. When you sign up, tell her about any issues or limitations so she can provide modifications.
  • Check with your doctor. Before you start any exercise, get your doctor’s opinion. She may be able to recommend one type of exercise over another.

Belly Dancing Can Reduce Fibromyalgia Pain

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Exercise is an important component of any fibromyalgia treatment plan. According to a Brazilian study recently published in the journal Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology, belly dancing can be a good exercise option for people with fibromyalgia.

Study Design and Result

A total of 80 female fibromyalgia patients between the ages of 18 to 65 took part in the study. Half (40) of the women were randomly assigned to a dance group while the other half remained on a waiting list. Those in the dance group participated in a one-hour class twice a week for 16 weeks.

Participants were evaluated for pain, function, quality of life, depression, anxiety and self image at baseline, 16 weeks and 32 weeks by an assessor who did not know whether or not they had participated in the dance classes.

Patients who took part in the belly dance classes showed significant improvement in pain, sleep pattern, functional capacity and self-image from baseline to 32 weeks. The researchers concluded that belly dancing is “a safe, effective therapeutic strategy for women with fibromyalgia.”

L’esercizio fisico è una componente importante di qualsiasi piano di trattamento della fibromialgia .

Secondo uno studio brasiliano ha recentemente pubblicato sulla rivista Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology , danza del ventre può essere una buona opzione di esercizio per le persone con fibromialgia .

Lo studio e  i risultati

Un totale di 80 pazienti con fibromialgia donne di età compresa tra 18 e 65 tra preso parte allo studio .

La metà ( 40 ) delle donne sono state assegnate in modo casuale a un gruppo di danza , mentre l’altra metà è rimasta in lista di attesa .

Quelle del gruppo di danza hanno partecipato a una lezione di un’ora due volte a settimana per 16 settimane .

Le partecipanti sono staite valutate per il dolore , la funzione, la qualità  di vita , la depressione , l’ansia  ,

per 16 settimane e 32 settimane da un consulente tecnico che non sapeva se o non avessero partecipato alle lezioni di danza .

Le pazienti che hanno preso parte alle lezioni di danza del ventre hanno mostrato un miglioramento significativo del dolore , modello di sonno , la capacità funzionale e l’immagine di sé dal basale a 32 settimane.

I ricercatori hanno concluso che la danza del ventre è ” una strategia terapeutica efficace sicura per le donne con fibromialgia . ”

Source:

Baptista AS, et al. Effectiveness of dance in patients with fibromyalgia: a randomized, single-blind, controlled study. Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology. 2012 Sep 28. [Epub ahead of print]