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Dr. Paul Cheney, a leading CFS expert, explains that the aerobic system in CFS is injured and that aerobic exercise past a certain point can dramatically worsen CFS. In the UK, many of the hospitals that treated those with CFS in the 1990s used programs called "graded" exercise, where patients were forced to do a bit more physical exercise every day, no matter how ill they felt. This was based on the idea that people with CFS had "unhelpful illness beliefs" about what they could or couldn't do. Under this regime, many relapsed. Today the general view is that people with CFS should combine rest with gentle activity on the days they feel well enough. (Source: Beat Fatigue With Yoga: The Step-By-Step Way to Restore Energy, by Fiona Agombar.)

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