Exercise has a very bad reputation in relation to CFS/ME, and I did discuss it in a previous post (link) but it was something that was covered in the first session of the advanced NHS course.
The physio who lead this particular part of the session, spilt out movement into two separate elements:
Where function includes particular tasks, every day things really & exercise is movement with health at the focus. Continue reading
After I had attended the foundation seminars held at Southmead which covered a variety of issues including: Activity Management, CBT & GET (Link), Rest & Relaxation (Link), Sleep and Stress Management (Link); I then attended a follow up with my CFS specialist, this was very much a session lead by me where I could ask for help and guidance with the issues I was really struggling with.
Before this session I had a good think about what it was I needed the most help with from her. The two areas I found I wanted her advise on the most were: Returning to work/ Phased return (Link) and the best way to increase my physical fitness/ exercise. Continue reading