Exercising in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) is a delicate matter. If you push yourself beyond your boundaries or engage in the wrong types of exercise, it can make you worse. If you do it right, however, it becomes an essential piece of you reaching your optimum health.
“It is very important for my patients to know how to approach exercise in a safe way…. if they don’t exercise, they will only get worse.” ~ Dr. Nancy Klimas
Recently I visited the IACFS/ME, the world’s largest conference on ME/CFS, and attended a workshop by exercise physiologist Stacy Stevens, MA, who was the first researcher to study a way of exercising that is safe and effective for people with ME/CFS. Stevens has dedicated the last twenty-five years of her career to exploring what causes post-exertional malaise in ME/CFS and what type of safe exercises people with the condition can engage in to avoid worsened symptoms after exercise. Inspired by what I learned in her workshop, I completely updated my free e-course lesson on How to Benefit from Exercise When You Have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS).
The updates on how to exercise safely and effectively
Here are the pieces I updated or added to the course:
- A reference to an excellent video series on how you can apply the exercise protocol first developed by Stacy Stevens to your situation. In the video series, you’ll learn how to apply the exercises while following a patient’s journey with the protocol. The video is filmed at the clinic of leading ME/CFS researcher and clinician Nancy Klimas, PH.D..
- A new section on smart ways to increase your amount of exercise when you’re ready.
- A list of therapeutic exercises to choose from (including videos). One of the “exercises” you can benefit from even if you’re bed-bound right now.
What else is in the updated lesson?
The following has already been part of this comprehensive e-course lesson on exercise prior to the update:
- Why exercise is essential for reaching your optimum health.
- How to begin exercising “the right way,” without harming your body.
- How to make exercise fun and easy.
- How to sidestep my mistakes (for the longest time, exercising was one of my blind spots).
- How to get started with exercise in four simple steps.
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