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better exercise tolerance in the cold?

Discussion in 'Post-Exertional Malaise, Fatigue, and Crashes' started by uni, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. uni

    uni

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    Does anyone else notice that their tolerance for physical activity is better when its cold?
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    taniaaust1 Senior Member

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    Yes. I used to only exercise at night when it was cold even better if it was raining and I was getting wet as well (it was winter when I was doing that.. I probably was pputting myself at risk of hypothermia but oh well I could exercise better).

    In my case I can exercise far better at such a time as me getting warm triggers off POTS. So if I can keep cool, I have far more hope of being able to exercise.

    Suspect it may be POTS knocking you about some when you get warm if you are more able when cool.
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    I usually do better in the very cold weather too, exposure to cold boosts mitocondria cells apparently. I had thought it was the subtle increase in oxygen in the air and the cooling effect keeping the muscles going that bit more. I find really wet days can leave me short of breath.
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    Definitely for me as well and I think Artstu had a good explanation. It's common for healthy exercisers as well to do better in cooler conditions.
  5. Sallysblooms

    Sallysblooms P.O.T.S. now SO MUCH BETTER!

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    I do better overall with POTS in the cold. Heat is the worse trigger for me.

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