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laceilly

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how is anyone able to exercise. I haven't been able to in over 3 years and I need to get my body back on track.

    • lilbean34

      200d

      It’s incredibly difficult with POTS, but it is possible! Make sure to start extremely slow and gentle and don’t be upset with yourself when you need to skip days. It comes with time. You got this!

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Some suggestions for getting back into exercise include starting with small steps that turn into big ones, tracking your steps with a fitness tracker, and rewarding yourself with non-food items every two weeks or end of the month. You could also try doing exercises that feel like they're hardly exercising much at all, such as walking, a few crunches, a plank, squats, or Russian twists. Over time, your mind will associate with being a person who gets to work out, even if it is just 5 minutes. This can create a reward system for a happy brain because you get to check off a goal. If 5 minutes gets manageable, you can add more time in increments of 5 and try to come up with exercise routines/habits you can manage within that time frame. Another suggestion is to join a pool and do some swimming, as it's light on your joints and muscles. Lastly, having a workout buddy can also help with motivation and consistency.

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