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I suffer from CFS and I need to lose some weight.

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I need to lose some weight and am finding it difficult to do as I work away from home for most of the week. I have to be careful of my exercising as I suffer from CFS, so this takes a back seat to work at the moment.

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The answer

Firstly, by doing exercise, this will help reduce the symptoms of your Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and also aid in weight loss. Seeing as you work away a lot, pack your trainers and go for a walk, even for just 10 minutes, to explore; this will burn approximately 100 calories. Create a routine you can do in your room. Simply use a timer or the second hand on your watch and do each of the following exercises for 1 minute: march on the spot; lunges; standing knee lifts; circling your arms; and sit-ups. This routine takes only 5 minutes, burns approximately 50 calories, is low impact and needs no equipment. Repeat this 3 times and this 15 minute workout will burn up to 150 calories.

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