Adrenal Friendly Cardio Stairs Challenge // 👟
A quick weekly cardio kick! I was asked again recently how to improve cardio with an autoimmune condition.
This my friends I could speak all day about, having personally manage an autoimmune condition & a love of running. In short it’s all about boundaries & balance + a few more little technical bits and pieces, but mostly the 2 B’s!! So here is a super simple & effective 14 minute cardio challenge to avoid fatigue & burn out if completed once weekly.
Set your timer for 14 minutes.
Put 85% into the ups & use the downs as an active recovery.
Everyone’s 85% will be different. Some a sprint & others a fast walk. As will your active recovery. Some may find a jog does the trick, while others a slow walk is perfect to pull that HR down again (the HR must come down however). Repeat this for the full set time.
With autoimmune the biggest thing to remember is your 85% can be VERY different from one week to the next. Listen to your body & be ok that one week it may be a sprint and the next just a fast walk.
The same thing applies for those perfectly functioning systems. Stress, sleep, our cycle can all play a big part in weekly energy changes. So feel what your 85% is rather than comparing it to previous times.