Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and principles for exercise prescription Event as iCalendar

03 February 2017

1:30 - 2:30pm

Venue: Room 731-203 Tāmaki Campus

Cost: Free, all welcome

For those diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME), the fatigue and concomitant debilitation develop as an all-encompassing illness and will, in the majority of cases, be medically diagnosed. Principles for exercise prescription for participants with chronic disease recommend emphasis on individual clinical status, with the mode, intensity, frequency and duration being adapted according to the characteristics of each condition. However, the use of physical activity as a management strategy for CFS/ME is debated in terms of the possibility that it could be detrimental. A relapse in symptoms immediately after exercise and/or some days following, termed post-exertional malaise, has been shown. However, other researchers have reported that participants with CFS/ME do not experience relapses, impairments, nor malaise following physical exertion. Mixed method outcomes will be reported from an investigation, focused on physiological outcomes and the experience of fatigue and tiredness to graded and intermittent exercise training with participants with CFS.