Active stories: Diane Dyer

Diane Dyer, aged 57 from Essex was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia at the age of 45. She had been experiencing pain on a daily basis and went to the doctors after her legs were left constantly feeling like she had run a marathon.


"I have good and bad days – but I was told yoga would help with my symptoms of Fibromyalgia and it really has. I also go to Zumba once a week with my friend and it’s a great opportunity to catch up with her and do some exercise. There are younger people in the class who jump around a lot more than me but I have to remember I’m in my late 50’s and it’s important I take it at my own pace.

I would encourage anyone who doesn’t do much activity to choose something they enjoy, to start slow and build up. Sometimes you feel tired and it’s the last thing you want do but the important thing is to stick with it, and you do see the benefits over time."