The results also showed that fibromyalgia patients were less able to stand physical loading and resist overall fatigue.
Strength training may be beneficial to post-menopausal women with fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is most common in women after menopause. It is characterized by pain, fatigue and difficulty sleeping. A new study by Finnish researchers looked at 23 middle-aged women with the condition and compared them to group of 11 similar women without fibromyalgia. The women with fibromyalgia had less muscle strength in their legs.