Aerobic exercise training increases pain tolerance

Aerobic exercise training increases pain tolerance

The study talks about exercising 3x a week for 30 minutes in healthy individuals. If we are talking about those suffering from chronic pain we might want to increase the frequency but decrease the length of time. Even going for a very short walk of 5 minutes at a time can make a significant impact. From there we can increase the number per day and then perhaps the number of times per day but the bottom line is that easy effort aerobic exercise is good for dealing with pain.

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  • Helgi Briem
    Posted at 13:39h, 12 December

    Hi I’m pretty sure that anaerobic training, like lifting, also increases pain tolerance. Maybe even more.

  • Colin
    Posted at 14:55h, 16 December

    I get what you’re talking about there Helgi but with regards to chronic pain gentle aerobic exercise is the way to go.

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