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 be true.
While physical activity can be greatly beneficial for many other conditions, many of our readers with ME report that exertion caused their symptoms to worsen. Sometimes temporarily. Sometimes permanently.
Medical literature and scientific research are still working to understand why this happens to patients with ME, and as more information becomes available in this area, many doctors who previously recommended exercise therapy for their ME patients are now changing to recommend against it.
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