Blogs and Articles
How to Exercise
- How to Benefit From Exercise Even Though You Have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – an excellent how-to article from Johannes Starke that includes his personal experiences and video’s and tools you can use to get more fit.
- The Best Exercise for ME/CFS: Laurie Hope on Qigong
- Safe Exercise? The Heart Rate Based Exercise Video Series Pt I featuring Dr. Nancy Klimas. Cort Johnson provides an overview of Dan Moricoli’s video on Dr. Klimas exercise program
- The Heart Rate Based Exercise Video Series Pt II - Cort Johnson provides an overview of Dan Moricoli’s video on the consultation examining the test results
- Join the Exercise Group at the ME/CFS Community Center and check out Dan Moricoli’s videos with Dr. Klimas on exercise
- A Realistic Approach to Exercise by Staci Stevens, Dr. Snell and Dr Van Ness
- When Working Out Doesn’t Work Out - by Dr. Snell, Dr. Van Ness and Staci Stevens
- PFL Testing for Post-exertional Malaise and Disability by Staci Stevens and Dr. Snell
- Report From San Fran IV: Moving Forward – Exercise Findings Point to the Mitochondria – several conference reports suggest problems with the mitochondria may be to blame.
- Poor Oxygen Uptake May Be at the Core of the Exercise Problems in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – Vermoulen finds much reduced oxygen uptake by the muscles in ME/CFS
- ‘A Foreign and Illogical Result': Dr. Keller on Exercise Testing in ME/CFS – Dr. Keller validates and notes how unusual the exercise limitations are in ME/CFS
- Advocates Rebuffed: CDC Whiffs On Opportunity to Prove Reduced Exercise Capacity Present in Major Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Study – The patients wanted a 2-day test-retest exercise study, but the CDC settles for a one day test – that will show little about the metabolic breakdown
- Busted! Exercise Study Finds Energy Production System is Broken in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – a two-day maximal exercise test finds unusual metabolic problems in ME/CFS
- Heart Rate Monitor Based Exercise Program Improves Heart Functioning in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Study – a person using a heart rate monitor improves her everyday fitness greatly (even is she still can’t ‘exercise’).
- A Workout Without Working (Much): Fibromyalgia Study Suggests Muscles Are ‘Wired and Tired’ As Well: Implications for ME/CFS
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), Deconditioning, Exercise and Recovery: the Klimas CDC Talk – Dr. Klimas asserts that deconditioning is rampant in ME/CFS and there’s a way out of it.
Jennie Spotila’s excellent 2010 series on what PEM is, how it is measured and how its been documented in ME/CFS for the CFIDS Association of America
- Unraveling Post-Exertional Malaise - defining PEM and patient experiences of it.
- Post-Exertional Malaise: Perception and Reality – evidence for PEM, how it is different
- Post-Exertional Malaise: Cause and Effect - kinesiophobia and causes of PEM
- Post-Exertional Malaise: Power to the People
- Download the entire series here
Jennie Spotila on exercise testing at Ithaca College – a full blown account not just of Jennies exercise tests but of her using those tests and a heart rate monitor to monitor her activity levels.
- Lannies Experiences at the Pacific Fatigue Lab (now Workwell) – Part I – Background/Costs) / Part II – the Test / Part III – Test Results / Part IV: plementing the Results
- CFS and the Exercise Conundrum by Dr. Lucinda Bateman
- Join the ME/CFS Community Center and view Dr. Klimas talking on exercise and ME/CFS, how to avoid deconditioning and feel better
- Dr. Snell on Cardiopulmonary Testing for Clinical Endpoints for ME/CFS at the FDA Stakeholders Meeting
Dr. Nancy Klimas on V02 Max Testing and Exercise in ME/CFS
Top Ten Things You Should Know About Post-Exertional Relapse – by Workwell Foundation with Staci Stevens, Dr. Snell, Dr. Van Ness
Dr. Snell of the Workwell Foundation talks on Exercise Testing in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) in Sweden
Llewelyn Talks with Staci Stevens, Program Director of the Workwell Foundation
- Functional Outcomes of Anaerobic Rehabilitation in a Patient with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; Case Report with One Year Follow-Up
- Exercise Capacity and Immune Function in Male and Female Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Postexertional Malaise in Women with CFS
- Diminished Cardiopulmonary Capacity During Post-Exertional Malaise
- Legal and Scientific Considerations of the Exercise Stress Test
- Subclassifying CFS through Exercise Testing
- Physical Performance and Prediction of 2-5A Synthetase/RNase L Antiviral Pathway Activity in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome