I also have Fibromyagia, and reactivated Epstein Barr Virus, which is Mono which causes or thought to be a cause of CFS, but when I do exercise...gentle yoga, I sure feel better. Most of the time Cardio is difficult but I was finding that it was getting easier.
Everything in moderation I found helps...so if I do overdo something, I take a few days to rest.
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current weight: 155.0
Fitness Minutes: (10,113) Posts: 21,209 3/11/08 9:55 A
Your so welcome i understand you, when my spine and nerves flair up I lose all motivation since I cant move a muscle and I get sad inside, and yo just feel so hopeless, but when I start to be able to move my legs again, I (TRY) and NUGE my self to move a little more..(EVEN) though I am scard to death of the pain to come back.. I tell my self I dotn have a choice I dont want to be like this anymore..
EASY SAID THEN DONE...I REALLY TALK TO MY SELF IN MY HEAD TO REALLY PUSH MY SELF..and when I do get going YES IT DOES HELP A MILLION..
Pounds lost: 21.0
Fitness Minutes: (28,885) Posts: 2,361 3/11/08 9:43 A
Also wanted to mention that for my fatigue I try to eat whole foods, no processed or premade items. The lack of chemicals & additives does seem to make a difference with my Fibro, which helps the fatigue.
God Bless, Linda
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current weight: 149.0
Fitness Minutes: (10,113) Posts: 21,209 3/11/08 9:22 A
This is when I think when we need to bush our self a little (NOT FORCE) our self's but a little nug..
Staying motivated in (ANY) is really hard for someone like me that isnt active all the time anymore..and I am sure you might feel the same way.. Why dont you get a yoga video and try doing it at home, for when you do miss the days? (Just a thought now)..
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Fitness Minutes: (28,885) Posts: 2,361 3/11/08 9:14 A
I have chronic fatigue syndrome, which makes exercise difficult. Any suggestions?
It's important for people with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) to work in conjunction with their health care providers to start a healthy, reasonable exercise program. Physical activity should be gentle and should be increased slowly over time (in terms of frequency, intensity and duration). Some good examples include yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates, walking, stretching, light strength training, and water exercise. SparkPeople has articles on all of these forms of exercise in the Fitness Resource Center.
Let your doctor or physiotherapist be your guide when starting a fitness program. Here are some general suggestions:
Gradually work up to three workouts per week.
Pace yourself and listen to your body. Your tolerance to exercise will change often and day-to-day. Stop exercising before you feel exhausted.
Aerobic (cardio) exercise may or may not be for you. For some people with CFS, it worsens symptoms.
Exercise will be trial and error. Try to learn from your experiences. For example, if walking for 15 minutes worsens your symptoms, try walking for five minutes and see how that goes. It may be helpful to record your exercises and how you feel in a journal.
Remember to only start an exercise program after your doctor says it's okay. Hopefully he or she can also help monitor your symptoms and offer suggestions.
Written by Nicole Nichols, Certified Fitness Instructor
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