Light exercise

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Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a condition marked by extreme fatigue that can’t be explained by any underlying medical condition and can’t be improved by rest. People suffering from CFS may find it beneficial to incorporate light exercises into their routine.

1. Boosts energy: Light exercise like walking or gentle yoga can gradually improve energy levels and reduce fatigue over time.

2. Improves sleep: Regular light exercise can help improve sleep quality, providing a much-needed restorative process for those with CFS.

3. Promotes endorphin release: Exercise promotes the release of endorphins or the “feel good” hormones. This could help in improving mood and reducing stress levels.

4. Improves muscle strength and flexibility: Regular gentle exercise can help prevent the loss of muscle mass and maintain flexibility.

5. Encourages routine: Establishing a regular, light exercise regime can provide a sense of routine and predictability, which can be calming for those with CFS.

It’s crucial to start slowly, listen to the body’s signals, and gradually increase activity levels to avoid overexertion. Consulting with healthcare professionals about starting an exercise regime is always recommended.