POTS exercise: total body floor workout

POTS Exercise Series: Total Body Floor Workout

Hey, friends! If you’re looking for a total body floor workout that you can do right at home, then look no further! These floor exercises for toning your total body are appropriate for beginners and more advanced exercisers alike. And they’re also great for those with POTS who find standing…

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How to stop yourself from fainting

How To Stop Yourself From Fainting: 11 Maneuvers

Ever stand up too fast and feel like a blackout or fainting episode is imminent? As someone with POTS, I get this all the time. Although, I consider myself lucky that I don’t faint (usually!). But for others with POTS, vasovagal syncope, or other forms of orthostatic intolerance, fainting happens…

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exercising with POTS

12 POTS Exercise Tips to Make Your Workouts Easier

Exercising with POTS can be challenging. But it’s not impossible. Chances are, if you have POTS, you deal — or have dealt — with exercise intolerance to some degree or another. I know what it’s like. I’ve been there. I’ve been at the stage where my symptoms were so bad…

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Building a Strong Immune System

9 Tips For Building a Strong Immune System

Building a strong immune system is always a concern of mine as someone with chronic illness. Anytime I get sick with the flu, a cold, or another virus, it can be more intense because any sickness causes a POTS flare for me. So, it’s really important for me–and all chronic…

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stylish compression socks

VIM & VIGR Stylish Compression Socks Review

Recently, I tried VIM & VIGR compression socks, and my honest verdict is that I really really love them! If you’re looking for stylish compression socks with fun and fashionable patterns plus all the benefits of compression, then these are the socks for you!  I have been waiting for someone…

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why does my heart race when I stand?

What’s POTS? Why Your Heart Races When Standing

I talk so much about Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) on this blog, but I haven’t yet dedicated a post to explaining what this syndrome is. Maybe you’ve just received a diagnosis, or maybe you’re asking yourself why your heart races when standing all of a sudden. Or perhaps you…

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6 Exercises to Strengthen Weak Glutes and Hips

New workout coming at ya! Since July, I’ve been dealing with a relapse of chronic hip bursitis. If you’re also no stranger to hip pain, then you know how awful it is to live with. BUT, at physical therapy, I learned some exercises to strengthen weak glutes and hips, which…

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Ginger Miso Chicken and Broccoli Stir-fry

Miso Ginger Chicken & Broccoli Stir-Fry

This week I decided to share a healthy dinner recipe since it’s been a while! So what’s on the menu? It’s a miso ginger chicken and broccoli stir-fry! And guess what? It only requires a few ingredients, so it’s very easy to make. No headaches with this dinner recipe!  But…

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how to relieve POTS symptoms in a flare

How to Relieve POTS Flare Up Symptoms

If you have POTS, then you know how awful it feels to be in a POTS flare up. You’ll want to try anything to potentially relieve your symptoms and get back to feeling like yourself. Whether it’s just one day long, persists more than a week, or is seemingly constant,…

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