Archive for VO2 max

Low Aerobic Energy Production and Pain in Fibromyalgia – Is Your Microcirculation To Blame?

Exercise is highly recommended as an adjunct therapy in Fibromyalgia. When we’re talking about exercise and FM, however, we’re not talking about pounding the pavement. A 2010 review of exercise studies that ‘slight to moderate’ intensity aerobic exercise sessions done two to three 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 [...]

Advocates Rebuffed: CDC Whiffs On Opportunity to Prove Reduced Exercise Capacity Present in Major Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Study

  Advocates Rebuffed In July, eleven ME/CFS groups and thirty-one advocates requested the CDC use the two-exercise protocol in phase two of their multi-site study. Their letter stated: The two-day CPET regimen known as the Stevens Protocol provides gas exchange and other objective and measurable 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 [...]

Working Well for ME/CFS (Still) – ‘Pacific Fatigue Lab’ (Workwell) Continues On After University Cuts Them Loose

WORKING  WELL FOR ME/CFS Our goal is to facilitate an understanding of the biological basis for fatigue and provide objectively determined therapeutic interventions that will improve quality of life for this population. Staci Stevens, Program Director for Workwell The' Pacific Fatigue Lab'  - Read more [...]

Are Oxygen Starved Tissues Causing Pain and Fatigue in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)?

The Pain of Exercise Chronic fatigue syndrome is not the only disorder featuring  post-exertional malaise.  Widespread pain may be fibromyalgia's main symptom but exercise problems, while not  as severe as found in ME/CFS,  are common. Most studies suggest that 'exercise'  is generally  Read more [...]