for CFIDS/CFS Sufferers
Exercise with CFIDS? Yeah, right!! The other
day I was walking to the shop and it started to rain. I had to run maybe 50 metres
(yards) and had not made ten steps when I thought I couldn't go on - my legs were like
lead, each step felt like I was in a slow motion movie!
According to research, the rule for exercise during the ACUTE PHASE of Chronic Fatigue is NO EXERCISE - just REST!!!
However, as soon as you are able, it is HIGHLY ADVISABLE to take light walks (5 minutes a day) and see how you recover - if the recovery
rate is not good, then wait until you are able to walk for small distances, increasing the
distance and duration each day.
The general belief amongst doctors and researchers is that exercise speeds up
the metabolism and therefore is vital for the recovery of CFIDS sufferers.
How about a new Nike slogan for Chronic Fatigue
endurers - Just Think It!!
I can recommend this article on Yoga and CFIDS and
Dr Deepak Chopra's book below.
Dr. Chopra presents an approach to eliminating
fatigue and to regaining a sense of energy and vitality that is based upon one's Ayurvedic
body type and the correct balance of mind and body.
Demonstrates how the benefits of Ayurvedic medicine can be applied to Chronic Fatigue
Syndrome, identifying energy-inducing foods and revealing energy-depleting patterns.
Tailoring the benefits of Ayurveda to the problem of chronic fatigue, a guide uses a
mind/body approach to gaining more energy from food, overcoming energy depleting factors,
balancing behavior, and more.
Your Complete Exercise Guide
(Cooper Clinic and Research Institute Fitness Series)
by Neil Gordon, Kenneth Cooper
Acsm's Exercise Management for Persons With Chronic Diseases and
by American College of Sports Medicine, Larry Durstine
Library Binding (1997)
Great Book for any Personal
Trainer. This is one of the few books I've found that contains such a vast array of
information in one book. Its a must for any personal trainer or fitness professional. its
very comprehensive, as is all of the ACSM's publications. A reader from USA, 1999
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