Is it OK for YPWCs to exercise?

October 18, 2013

Some YPWCs can tolerate very mild exercise while others cannot. It is important to go at a slow, relaxed pace and to listen to your body. In general, if you find an activity draining and it takes several days to recover from it, STOP! Take the time you need to recover from it, and then re-evaluate how much you can handle doing. Perhaps a shorter session, slower pace or a more gentle form of exercise will be more appropriate for you. Be sure to check with your doctor before beginning any exercise in any form! 

“I used to overdo it, which made me sick for days… now I do an easy form of yoga.” –Aimee Sintes 

“Keep in mind how you feel when you’re done. Don’t overdo.” –Angie Fowler 

“Many times a YPWC starts to feel somewhat better so they try to push themselves. This often results in a relapse… you must pace yourself and not overdo it!” –Jen Day 

“I do not waste time being angry at this illness for ‘choosing’ me. I am angry at those who waste precious research time and money insisting that I chose it.”  

~Alexis Newbrand
Birthdate: February 14, 1977
CFIDS Onset: September 1993