Debunking Myths: 'Exercise' for Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
By Adrienne Dellwo, About.com Guide, Wednesday February 23, 2011:
It's basic physiology -- when you feel sluggish, unmotivated and fatigued, getting up and doing some exercise causes changes in your body that boost your energy. Exercise also releases endorphins in the brain, and endorphins are great pain killers. So when people say those of us with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome would feel better if we got "more exercise," there's something to it, right?
Actually, no. In normal, healthy people, yes -- exercise creates energy. Problem is, we're not normal and healthy. Read more>>