When asked about his recommendation for exercise for CFS and FM patients, Dr. Charles Lapp responded, "I recommend that patients do stretches, Yoga, or Tai Chi daily. I strongly believe that this stretches the tender, contracted muscles of FM, maintains flexibility, and minimizes tendonitis and bursitis that are so common in FM. Using 1-2# weights can maintain biceps, triceps, and deltoids. I strongly encourage low level interval aerobic activity (that is, repetitions consisting of 3-5 minutes of exertion followed by 5 minutes of rest). Even the sickest patients can tolerate this low level of activity without triggering a flare. Over time the exercise period may be increased while the 5 minute rest period is maintained."
(Source: Pro Health's Healthwatch Treatment Guide 2002. Read complete article at http://www.immunesupport.com/Library/showarticle.cfm/ID/3942/HealthWatch/HealthWatch-Treatment-Guide-2002