Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by widespread skeletal muscle pain, and patients often experience mental health issues.
Due to the lack of a cure, many recovery options have been explored, including resistance training.
The current study’s aim is to look at the impact of resistance training on the mental health of fibromyalgia patients.
This is a systematic analysis of the literature that adhered to the PRISMA statement’s recommendations.
In May 2020, papers were searched in PubMed, Embase, Science Direct, Web of Science, PEDro, and CINAHL, as well as Google Scholar for gray literature, in the databases PubMed, Embase, Science Direct, Web of Science, PEDro, and CINAHL.
The protocol was entered into PROSPERO, and the Cochrane tool was used to determine the consistency.
The database searches yielded a total of 481 studies, seven of which were included in the study.
Depression and anxiety were the only factors studied in research on mental health.
Resistance training decreases depression and anxiety symptoms in fibromyalgia patients, according to the findings.
Resistance training is shown to be effective in improving the mental health of fibromyalgia patients by decreasing stress and anxiety.
The study’s biggest flaw is that it only looked at a few factors linked to mental health.
Points to Remember
• Resistance exercise helps people with FM improve their mental health.
• Depression and anxiety are the most widely studied mental health factors.
• The research protocols are similar, with low-intensity training beginning at the beginning and progressively rising in intensity.