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Old 10-12-17, 01:15 PM
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Am I walking too much a day?

On average, I walk between 20,000-25,000 steps a day. Whilst I accept that it's not an exorbitantly high level of physical activity, I do wonder if it's contributing to my brain fogginess during different times of the day.

Just for the record, I'm 184cm, weigh about 63kg and usually eat around 2,000 calories a day.

I don't know if I should be eating more, doing less or if I should just accept that brain fog is going to plague me my entire life.

Any advice would be great. Thanks.
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Re: Am I walking too much a day?

I've never heard of walking being a contributing factor to brain fog.
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Re: Am I walking too much a day?

Personally, I find walking helps to clear my head, it doesn't cause my head to get worse. Could be the same for you
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Re: Am I walking too much a day?

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I've never heard of walking being a contributing factor to brain fog.
I didn't mean to imply walking could lead to or contribute to brain fog. I am merely concerned that I may being overexerting my body without even realising it. Thus, my foggy mind and general 'spaciness' could be exacerbated.
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Re: Am I walking too much a day?

You could try walking about half that amount for a week and see if there is any
difference in your brain fog. If that didn't make it better, then walk as much as
you want to.
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Re: Am I walking too much a day?

In a different role at work, I was getting 12,000-18,000 steps a day.

I was not on meds at that time.

I found that the walking (combined with a good amount of lifting) definitely helped to clear my brain fog.


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Re: Am I walking too much a day?

That is a fair bit of walking. I'm not sure if the walking itself might contribute to brain fog. Personally, the things that interact with moderate/high levels physical activity that make me feel unwell are 1) not drinking enough water and 2) not eating regularly. Low blood sugar and dehydration really mess with my ability to function. If those two factors are in play and I haven't slept well in the past couple of days, I am well and truly toast.
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Re: Am I walking too much a day?

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That is a fair bit of walking. I'm not sure if the walking itself might contribute to brain fog. Personally, the things that interact with moderate/high levels physical activity that make me feel unwell are 1) not drinking enough water and 2) not eating regularly. Low blood sugar and dehydration really mess with my ability to function. If those two factors are in play and I haven't slept well in the past couple of days, I am well and truly toast.
I've found this to be true for me as well. Might need to look closely at your whole daily routine, paying attention to those times of day where you feel most affected. Perhaps keeping a daily journal for a few days of your activities, including what you ate and drank, might provide some answers or reveal a pattern of some kind.

Sure hope you can determine the cause. Brain fog is certainly frustrating!
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Re: Am I walking too much a day?

The most important thing with exercise for people with ADD is that its essential to say away from the cortisol production zone. Cortisol regulates cell repair and dials down the system.
For everyone, that level is different. Some people are able to go much further than others without activating their cortisol production.
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