May 17, 2022

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Feel like throwing up / fainting during new exercise routine?

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Asked by: Cathy Wallace

You’re overexerting yourself Pushing too hard during your workout can cause your blood pressure to drop or result in dehydration. This can leave you feeling lightheaded, dizzy, or faint.

Why do I feel like throwing up when I’m done working out?

During exercise, there may be a reduction of up to 80% in the blood flow to the abdominal organs, as the body sends more blood to the muscles and skin. This effect may result in nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, and diarrhea.

Why do I get nauseous and dizzy when I workout?

Low blood sugar

During exercise, the muscles use more glucose than usual. As a result, some people experience low blood sugar during or after physical exertion. Symptoms of hypoglycemia include: dizziness.

Is it normal to feel faint when exercising?

Feeling dizzy while exercising is not something that should be considered normal, but in most cases, it is not associated to some serious issue, either. Commonly, it is the result of dehydration and improper breathing techniques or low blood sugar.

Should I stop working out if I feel like throwing up?

While exercise-induced nausea is unpleasant to deal with, in general it isn’t a major health concern. Most symptoms should resolve within an hour of finishing exercise. If problems persist either for long periods after exercise or each time you work out, it’s worth having a conversation with your doctor.

How do you prevent fainting when exercising?

How to avoid getting dizzy while exercising

  1. Eat a high-carb snack about an hour before your workout.
  2. Drink water throughout the day and during your workout.
  3. Breathe! Maintain regular breathing and try to synchronize your breathing with your movement.

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