ME Association Statement on Exercise in ME/CFS and Long Covid

Russell Fleming, Content Manager, ME Association 

The ME Association decided to issue this position statement on exercise and activity management in ME/CFS (and Long Covid) in light of recent discussions which have appeared on, for example, BBC Newsnight, and in the Guardian newspaper and that are continuing online.

Graded Exercise Therapy

The ME Association is not and never has been against exercise per se. What we have consistently been saying since publication of the current NICE guideline (2007) and the PACE Trial (2011), is that use of regimented and inflexible graded exercise therapy as a management approach for people with ME/CFS is wrong, ineffective, and can cause harm.

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ME Association Statement on Exercise in ME/CFS and Long Covid | The ME Association

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