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Ornith

424d

One of the key treatments I am prescribed for POTS is exercise. My doctor wants 45 minutes of cardio four days a week. As I can only stand for 5-10 minutes regularly, standing exercise has not worked well for me. Exercise bikes with seat backs are great, but they require leaving the house to complete. I have a seated elliptical, but I struggle to reach my target heart rate with it. Any ideas? TLDR: Seated cardio?

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    • Lander02

      422d

      Hi!! Totally agree with other comments and wanted to add to start small and listen to your body. It can be so hard to get started but movement has seriously been the best thing for my POTS&EDS! I have been working with a PT who is one of the leading experts in the EDS field and he’s helped me get back to the point where I can work out like I did before I was really sick! If you want more specific exercises/advise feel free to message me :))

    • Lander02

      422d

      Hi!! Totally agree with other comments and wanted to add to start small and listen to your body. It can be so hard to get started but movement has seriously been the best thing for my POTS&EDS! I have been working with a PT who is one of the leading experts in the EDS field and he’s helped me get back to the point where I can work out like I did before I was really sick! If you want more specific exercises/advise feel free to message me :))

    • superstellar

      424d

      hi! i’m not sure about seated cardio, but i would recommend doing ur exercise in reps with breaks in between— that’s what i do in PT! for example, i’ll do 10 squats, then a break to catch my breath, or 10-15 step ups, etc. i’ve found that exercises where you can lean against something tend not to aggravate my POTS too much, like wall pushups or butt kicks while holding on to a counter. i hope this can help a little! make sure to listen to ur body :)

    • agentleanbean

      424d

      Any seated core workouts done repeatedly in succession (for example, bicycle kicks 30 secs, flutter kicks 30 secs, scissor kicks 30 secs, rest 30 secs, repeat cycle), get your heart rate up a lot and are great strenghtening things, too! It's basically seated HIIT. :)) hope this helps 🥰

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