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Has anyone had success with an exercise plan for pots? My cardiologist recommended that I do some exercise but didn't give much guidance. How did you start doing it? Some days I can't even keep myself sitting upright let alone walking and I would like to be able to go up stairs, would this help?

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    • Berry63

      413d

      @Teee https://youtu.be/Heel8SBZSuc

    • asheee

      414d

      I use a recumbent bike every now and then while reading for about 15 minutes. (I’ve gotten to the point where I’m able to do 15 minutes, but I began with 5. ) I mainly try to leg and core exercises while in bed and laying down on the couch. It’s not much but, every little bit helps. :)

    • Berry63

      414d

      I've found a few nice beginner workouts by searching for pots exercises on YouTube. They're good because the exercises are done lying down and they focus on strengthening your legs and core.

      • Teee

        414d

        @Berry63 link ?

        • Berry63

          413d

          @Teee https://youtu.be/Heel8SBZSuc

    • Triniti_a

      414d

      On the days that I can, I like to do pilates because most of it is laying down but still gives a good stretch and work out. My cardiologist said that it was a good idea too

    • Mickey1210

      414d

      Recumbent bike is pretty good also leg exercises while laying down

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Some people with POTS have found success with exercise plans that involve low-impact exercises, such as short walks, stretching, and small exercises while lying down like leg lifts or arm circles. Others have tried non-upright exercises like using a recumbent bike, swimming, or seated weight lifting. It's important to start small, listen to your body, and gradually increase the intensity of the exercises. Exercise may help improve symptoms, but it's essential to find a routine that works for you and doesn't worsen your condition.

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