According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating and complex condition. It’s most notable symptom is extreme fatigue that doesn’t subside with bed rest and is often made worse by physical activity. Weakness, muscle pain, memory/concentration difficulties and insomnia are also common symptoms, and often restrict daily activities.
Recent research suggests that various factors, such as excessive use of antibiotics in both treating human illnesses and the production of animal proteins, as well as dietary changes, have altered the composition of our gut microbiota. Some studies have even linked rising rates of obesity to these changes occurring in our gut.
While you cannot out-exercise a bad diet, it still plays a huge role in achieving ultimate health. Exercise has so many positive influences on your physiology, that it is nearly impossible to pinpoint its individual benefits. Research has recently shown that irisin, a fat burning hormone that is released during exercise, not only aids your body in shedding fat, but also prevents it from forming.