How to Stop Negative Self-Talk With Chronic Illness

As someone with a chronic illness, I know how difficult it can be to maintain a good quality of life with such conditions. Whether we’re dealing with symptoms daily, balancing home life, relationships, and work with our health, or visiting doctor’s offices day in and day out, after a while,…

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12 Ways to Manage Pain With Chronic Illness

Pain is an unfortunate and often devastating symptom many must face when chronically ill. At its worst, it can leave you on the sidelines instead of living your life to the fullest. Coming up with a plan to manage this pain with chronic illness can be a frustrating task, especially…

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6 Static Exercises For A Strong Core

Have you ever heard of static exercises before? What are they, and how can they benefit your fitness level, physical capabilities, and pain management? Listen up, because I’m about to give you a crash course in static exercises, along with a workout to target your core. What is a static…

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ground turkey meat sauce with kale and gluten-free penne

Ground Turkey Meat Sauce With Kale

This week, I’ve got a ground turkey meat sauce with kale recipe for you that I literally threw together as I was preparing it. Sometimes, that’s the best way to cook–having no plan and just working with what ingredients you have. Although I will admit, sometimes, cooking by that method…

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20 Fun Things To Do At Home

I know I am not the only one feeling a bit stir crazy right about now. With no idea how long I could be in social isolation in New York, I’ve had to come up with some creative ways to keep my sanity throughout this process. So, here are some…

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Mango & Berry Protein Smoothie

Give yourself a vitamin C boost with this mango and berry protein smoothie I’ve concocted for you!  Strawberries, blueberries, and spinach are all good sources of vitamin C, which is an important vitamin in supporting a healthy immune system.  I think one of the best parts about this smoothie is…

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Beginner Lower Body Resistance Band Workout

I’ve given you a beginner upper body workout, so it only makes sense for me to now give you a beginner lower body workout! Our lower body muscles allow us to do so much in our everyday lives. From simply walking to bending over, to climbing the stairs and showing…

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Self-monitoring blood pressure and heart rate at home

9 Tips For Monitoring Heart Rate and Blood Pressure

Self-monitoring blood pressure and heart rate is an important factor in monitoring multiple aspects of your health. It’s even more important if you have a chronic illness that affects either of these values or if you already have high or low blood pressure. Even training athletes can benefit from self-monitoring…

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beginner upper body workout

Beginner Upper Body Workout

The following beginner upper body workout is great not only because it’s suitable for beginners, but also because it can be completed in the comfort of your own home. Oh, and did I mention that you can do it seated? Even if you have POTS, you can still perform strength…

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The Levine Protocol For Exercising With POTS

Exercising with POTS is another lifestyle change you can make to improve your symptoms. You may be groaning, or you may be cheering, depending on how you view exercise. If you’re cheering–woo-hoo! I don’t need to convince you to exercise. But, if you’re groaning, hear me out. Exercise is arguably…

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