Exercising when you have chronic fatigue is really difficult. Add in near constant pain of some sort and level and it is even harder. I’m lucky in that exercise generally does make me feel better. I very rarely have that natural endorphin high many fitness addicts claim to find, but I do feel much better about myself if I exercise.
Years ago, before I had my son, I was really quite fit. I loved using the gym; I went horse riding, running and kickboxing. Don't get me wrong, I’ve never been slim but I was strong. That’s not to say I was happy with how I looked, I was not! But I did feel pretty good physically.
One of the reasons I chose to move to Guernsey was...
1. Get moving
Even though you may be in pain when you get started, you HAVE to move. Not only will you start to feel a little better, your joints will be less stiff, but you will get a boost of endorphins. During exercise, your body releases these chemicals which interact with the receptors in our brains that reduce the perception of pain.