Exercise has many benenfits. Not only can it make you stronger physically, but it can also turn down volume on pain and help your body and mind cope better and recover from stressors quicker. If able, it is best to follow standard exercise recommendations. If unable due to pain, fatigue, injury, de-conditioning, Graded Exercise is usually recommended.
Graded exercise therapy (GET) is something that can sometimes lead to miraculous results if you persist with it, even when hard, and causing some discomfort. As shown in the video about Arthur’s GET exercise journey.
Graded Exercise Therapy is now a pretty standard recommendation for people experiencing chronic pain and fatigue Syndromes (CSS). It helps to keep you moving, and reduces complications linked to poor physical strength and de-conditioning. When it comes to GET the most important thing to remember is to pace within your own individual activity limits, and increase the amount of activity you do as your health improves. If you have a physical injury, or chronic fatigue syndrome, it can help to work with a physiotherapist with a good understanding of GET.
For people with chronic fatigue syndrome Graded Exercise Therapy is recommended for people with mild to moderate CFS, but there is still some debate about whether it should be recommended to people with more severe CFS, where even small amounts of physical activity may cause malaise, pain and fatigue flares!
From the CFS Toolkit: http://www.cdc.gov/cfs/toolkit/get.html
Activity pacing is recommended for many people with CFS. Pacing refers to taking activities such as doing laundry or shopping, and breaking it into small manageable tasks with rest breaks in between. Activities should be spread evenly throughout the day and should not make symptoms worse. If activities or exercises are not spread out, a “push – crash” cycle will occur. “Push – crash” cycle is when a person does too much all at once, crashes, rests, starts to feel better and does too much once again.
The information at this site is for your consideration only. It is not intended to replace proper diagnosis and treatment guidance from a health professional. This is not medical advise.
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