If you are plagued with chronic fatigue syndrome, it may seem natural to want to avoid exercise. But physical activity is a great treatment, experts say. The American Council on Exercise offers this advice about exercising despite chronic fatigue:
-Talk to the doctor before you start exercising.
-Start gradually, rather than pushing too hard from the get-go.
-Gradually increase the duration and intensity of your exercise. Start out for five minutes at a time, and set a long-term goal of 20 minutes of daily exercise.
-Develop a structured routine that includes cardiovascular, resistance and flexibility exercises.
-If you start to feel sick or too tired, stop & rest.