Pain patients are often advised to engage in physical activities that help keep their bodies active and their minds fresh. Physical exercises help increase mobility and movement of joints and muscles that would otherwise be largely unused. They are advised to engage in activities like walking, stretching, strength training, yoga or supervised exercises in the gym.
Several types of light aerobic exercises help bring in oxygen to the body and rebuilds stamina. It boosts energy and reduces stiffness. The speed and intensity of the exercise can be decided by the patient and physician and need not be heavy in nature. Doing short bursts of activities rather than long draining sessions helps pain patients the most. The goal with this is not to get fatigued, but to provide stimulation and a goal-driven therapy.