Exercise and ME

Potential Dangers Of Exercise Or Activity For ME And Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


    From the How To Get On Blog.   We are taught that exercise is supposed to make us feel better. Staying active is supposed to make us healthier. Getting out of bed is supposed to improve our quality of life. Sadly, for people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,” the opposite can […]

Ten Ways To Prove That Exercising Will Not Cure Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)


By Cort Johnson in Health Rising.   Your family, friends and even your doctor may, probably will at some point, prod you to get moving.  They think that if you can just get on your feet again and start exercising, you’ll be so much better. It’s irritating to hear and just reinforces how isolated you […]

Exercise Elevates Blood Signature Difference Between People With, Without Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


  By Bruce Goldman in SCOPE.   A bout of exercise is about the last thing you’d imagine a person with chronic fatigue syndrome – also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis and often designated by the acronym ME/CFS – would want to endure. And you’d probably be right. But a new study suggests that a blood test following exercise may be a […]

For People With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, More Exercise Isn’t Better


  By Michaeleen Doucleff in npr.org. Health organizations are emphasizing that myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome is a serious long-term illness, not a psychological disorder, and that standard forms of exercise do not help. Instead, they’re acknowledging that exercise can make the disease much worse unless doctors and patients are very careful. The Centers for Disease Control and […]

What Should I Do When Someone Tells Me to Exercise ?


  By Sleepy girl in her ‘How To Get On’ Blog.   Many people with ME and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are told by their doctors that exercise will help them. This is often called “Graded Exercise Therapy,” though some doctors doctors will simply recommend “exercise”. Some people are also advised to exercise by their loved […]

The Exercise Intolerance In POTS, ME/CFS And Fibromyalgia Explained?


  By Cort Johnson in Health Rising.   It’s always  encouraging to see established researchers from outside the chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and fibromyalgia fields converging on them. David Systrom, a pulmonologist at Brigham and Women’s hospital in Boston, has been interested in idiopathic or unexplained exercise intolerance for at least a decade. He and Oldham recently […]

Obstacles To Exercise With ME/CFS: Normal Rules Do Not Apply


  By Jodie Smith in EmpowHER.   Exercise is a good thing for people living with some chronic conditions but not for others. Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) or chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) can respond very negatively to even mild exercise. Some sufferers can even run the risk of experiencing what is known as a crash — […]

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