Rowing machine for exercising with POTS

My Experience Buying a Rowing Machine

That’s right, I purchased a rowing machine! I’ve thought about doing this for a while and even had one of my former professors recommend it, but I never took the plunge and got one. However, multiple factors came together recently that made NOW the perfect time to commit to buying…

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How to Calculate Your Levine Protocol Training Paces

If you’re using the Levine Protocol to improve exercise tolerance and build cardiovascular fitness with POTS, then you’ll need to know how to calculate your target heart rates for each training pace in the program. Sound daunting? That’s why I’m here! In this post, I’ll take you through all the…

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Exploring the Finger Lakes National Forest

My sister visited from North Carolina this past week and having her–and her dog, Forrest–home was wonderful! We had many fun adventures together during her stay, but our adventure on her last day here was my favorite. We explored the Finger Lakes National Forest, and everything about it was magical!…

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6 Dynamic Exercises for Strong Abs

A few weeks ago, I talked about static exercises and shared a core workout full of static moves. Since I promised I’d give you a core workout with dynamic exercises next, today I’m going to share a strong abs workout to fulfill my promise! I think you’re going to love…

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3 Fruit Smoothies To Fuel Your Day

This week, I’m back with not just one, but three new healthy fruit smoothies full of protein and nutritious ingredients to fuel your day.  These fruit smoothies are all really simple to make. You don’t need to go and buy 5 different bags of frozen fruit to make these delicious…

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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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6 Static Core Exercises For POTS Patients

Have you ever heard of static exercises before? What are they, and how can they benefit your fitness level, physical capabilities, and pain management? Well, read on because I’m about to give you a crash course in static exercises, along with a workout of six static core exercises for POTS…

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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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beginner lower body resistance band workout

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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