Anonymous: “Why is it when I workout sometimes I feel like throwing up?”
Well, it actually happens to most. I remember when I was in my 12th grade weight training class. The first day my teacher made us run a mile and do some circuit training in the gym. Once class was over I began to feel a little light headed. I ran to the nearest trash can and yacked my life out! But I felt like a million bucks after that!
Why was the reason I felt the way I did?
I was not properly hydrated.
- When you are dehydrated you tend to get the “throwing up” or “faint” feeling because you have nothing to cool your body down with. So it tends to over heat and there fore you have the feeling of throwing up. Drink some water the night before and throughout the day. Even when you are not exercising, it is recommended to take 8 glasses of water a day… So get drinking!
I ate right before the class started.
- When eating, try not to workout within 2 hours of eating. You will encounter some digestion problems if you workout right after eating. I usually tell my clients to eat a meal 3 hours before our session, that way your body will be able to use the food you consumed as fuel rather than a reason to put a “Wet Floor” sign.
I over exerted myself.
- Over exerting yourself will definitely make you want to throw up because your body is not used to the amount of physical strain you are putting on it. You have to learn how to cool down, that way your heart rate can slowly reach it’s resting rate rather than completely stopping and shocking your heart.
Trust me, don’t let throwing up let you down. A lot of people don’t know their own limits and that comes with time. Whenever you work out, listen to your body. You body will let you know when it is tired. Practice those steps above and check back with me in 2 weeks.
Have you ever thrown up because of strenuous exercise? What was it and what did you do to change it?