Seated POTS Exercises: Chair Cardio Routine

seated POTS exercises

Hi, friends! It’s been a while since I’ve shared a workout. And the following routine is one I’ve been wanting to share for a long time, so I finally put it all together! It’s a workout full of seated POTS exercises, which means you can do this entire routine from…

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How to Deal With Fatigue After Exercise

fatigue after exercise

If you feel fatigue after exercise, you’re not alone. In the POTS world, patients can often feel worse after exercise, especially in the early months of an exercise program. Extreme fatigue after exercise is also very common in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). Until I reached a certain fitness level, I…

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The Vagus Nerve And POTS Connection

Vagus nerve and POTS connection

Did you know that there’s a nerve in the human body that’s connected to POTS? It’s called the vagus nerve. Maybe you’ve heard of it before. The vagus nerve actually regulates many important functions in the body—so many, that it’ll probably surprise you just how much this not-so-little nerve is…

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My Best Tips For Traveling With POTS

Traveling with POTS

Hi, friends! Guess what? You don’t need to sacrifice traveling with a chronic illness like POTS. While traveling may trigger symptoms, I have POTS travel tips that you can try for reducing symptoms and traveling safely and comfortably. For example, you should pack a bag of essentials with everything you…

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How To Stop Yourself From Fainting: 11 Maneuvers

How to stop yourself from fainting

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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What’s POTS? Why Your Heart Races When Standing

why does my heart race when I stand?

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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How to Relieve POTS Flare Up Symptoms

how to relieve POTS symptoms in a flare

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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9 Tips For Monitoring Heart Rate and Blood Pressure

Self-monitoring blood pressure and heart rate at home

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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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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Compression for POTS Syndrome: The benefits

I’ve gone over why you need a diet high in salt, and I’ve touched on the importance of water. Now I’m going to talk about the benefits of compression for POTS Syndrome and how this basic lifestyle change can lessen your symptoms. Whether it’s stockings, socks, or leggings, compression helps…

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