Archive for Exercise

Chapter Opens Up in Quest to Understand PEM in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The Lights are ploughing new ground - not just in ME/CFS - but in how post-exertional malaise and fatigue occurs after exercise in humans (and, one must say mice.). In this third blog in a series of blogs exploring PEM and ME/CFS. we take advantage of a chapter in a book they wrote that explains how Read more [...]

A “Fatigue” Disorder No More? – What Multiple Sclerosis Taught Us About Fatigue and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The "Fatigue" Disorders Multiple sclerosis (MS) ranks amongst the most fatiguing disorders known.  The most common symptom found in MS (75-95% of patients), fatigue is a major research topic with ten studies in the last five months featuring fatigue in their titles. Like Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Read more [...]

Poor Oxygen Uptake May Be at the Core of the Exercise Problems in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Taking the Next, er, Step First you document the problem, then you try to figure out what's causing it.  At least three research groups have decided it's time to move past documenting a messed up  energy production system in ME/CFS and to begin figuring what's causing it. Over the next couple Read more [...]

‘A Foreign and Illogical Result': Dr. Betsy Keller on Exercise Testing in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

Is the Two Day Exercise Test Ready for the Big Time? The results I described above are quite foreign and illogical to those who are accustomed to predictable physiological responses to physical activity stress- so skeptics abound, particularly when they know nothing about ME/CFS. Dr. Betsy Keller Study Read more [...]

Heart Rate Monitor Based Exercise Program Improves Heart Functioning in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

A Case Report Do exercise programs developed using the results of exercise tests results really work in chronic fatigue syndrome? The folks at the Workwell Foundation use exercise tests to determine the heart rate at which your body begins to rely heavily on anaerobic energy production  - and spew Read more [...]

Busted! Exercise Study Finds Energy Production System is Broken in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Car Wreck on ME/CFS Patients 'Oxygen Highway'... Clean vs Dirty Energy Production Keep your eyes on the oxygen molecule. Your body thrives on it. It's at the heart of your aerobic energy production system. When it's working correctly you're filled with clean, abundant energy. When its not you're Read more [...]