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|CARDIOVASCULAR TRAINING TO HELP ADRENAL FUNCTION|
Did you know that cardiovascular training can be good for your adrenal glands? Most of us have significant adrenal fatigue and the results of our saliva cortisol tests make for pretty grim reading. One of the best ways to gently elevate cortisol levels that are in the tank is to do small daily doses of cardiovascular training. The trick is to make sure that both volume (duration) and intensity are appropriate. If you are using cardiovascular training to improve your energy levels and gently stimulate your adrenal glands then you need to go EASY. If you are suffering from a lot of daily fatigue, 20mins daily of brisk walking (or cycling on flat roads) might be sufficient to encourage cortisol levels to rise. On the other hand, going out and running 800m intervals will probably just suck the life out of you. After 7 days on your new cardio regimen, re-assess your situation. If a daily dose of 20mins of cardio has not caused any improvement in energy levels then bump it up to 30mins but keep the intensity low i.e. SLOW and EASY. What does it mean if your fatigue gets worse even with just 20mins of easy daily walking? You probably need a major overhaul of your diet, sleep habits and stress levels...we can help with that!