I have been keto for a while but just started jogging

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I have been keto for a while but just started jogging and am having trouble with my breathing. Have been doing cardio for about 1 year with a pound class so I don’t know why I’m having such a hard time with my breathing and running. Any advice?

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It takes about three weeks to get used to running, be patient with yourself. Surprisingly, cardio endurance doesn’t quickly transfer from one form to another IMO. Running 2 miles on the treadmill is different from 2 miles running outside is different from 2 miles on the elliptical.

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I’ve been taking a hot yoga class 1-2 times a week and the breathing practices I’ve learned there have helped a ton with my breathing while running.

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Keep your electrolytes up! I noticed I was a getting fatigued and out of breath easily. Once I stopped being scared of salt and upped my intake I leveled out and lost the out of breath feeling I always seemed to have once I started keto.

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How is your salt intake? If you don’t get enough salt, you can lower your blood volume-which results in increased HR and a good bit of huffing and puffing!

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I started only nose breathing during cardio. If you can’t breathe only through your nose then slow down or rest. Heavy mouth breathing is actually tiring and inefficient. Read The Oxygen Advantage by McKeown. Do the exercises.
Nose breathing is also an easy way to measure zone 2. If you can’t do it, you are out of zone 2.
Breathing should be easy and relaxed. Think about being calm and collected during exercise.
I also put a piece of 3m cloth tape over my mouth at night to help me learn to nose breathe during sleep. Deeper sleep and no dry mouth.

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