Controlled Exercises for Adrenal Fatigue Patients - dummies

Controlled Exercises for Adrenal Fatigue Patients

By Richard Snyder, Wendy Jo Peterson

Part of Adrenal Fatigue For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Exercise provides many benefits, including stress reduction. If you’ve been diagnosed with adrenal fatigue, you need to begin your exercise program in a controlled fashion. Start with exercises that are low-intensity and of short duration. After you see how you feel, you can increase the amount of time you exercise and then begin to increase the intensity of your workouts. Exercising in this fashion reduces the risk of fatigue and muscle injury.

Here are some exercises to consider as you begin addressing your adrenal fatigue:

  • Walking at a regular pace

  • Biking on level ground (avoid hills until later)

  • Aquatherapy, or aquatic therapy (exercising in the water)

  • Yoga or t’ai chi (slow, purposeful exercise movements that have many health benefits)

  • Resistance-based exercises such as using free weights and weight machines (add these exercises slowly and carefully to your routine in order to build muscle strength and endurance)