Fitness Side Effects

Fitness side effects

Often times during exercise some side effects can occur.

If you notice them and then decide to ignore them and continue with your exercise, it can ultimately become counterproductive.

Not only will it affect your mood, but the training will not have the desired effects as well.

Not to mention the possibility of complications if certain symptoms are ignored.

Here is a short list of what your body is trying to tell you in certain situations:

  • Muscle flickering

This is usually caused by fatigue when doing exercises with heavier weights than usual. But sometimes the cause can be low blood sugar, which can lead to fainting.

To avoid the risk of “low blood sugar”, eat before every training session and if the flickering remains after a couple of hours, consult a doctor.

  • Dizziness

Can be caused by several factors. The poor positioning of the head when it is bowed way backwards or due to dehydration.

It can lead to hypovolemia, reducing the amount of blood plasma.

If you feel dizzy, stop exercising and drink water.

If the symptoms remain after a short break, it may mean that you have an irregular heart beat ( known as arrhythmia ) or other heart problem that should be examined.

  • Nausea

Improper food consumption before your workout can cause nausea, especially if it was fatty and greasy food.

It may also be the result of excessive exercise intensity and the taking of vitamins on an empty stomach.

To prevent nausea, if you take vitamins make sure to drink them while having a meal.

Avoid solid food for at least three hours before a workout or eat food that is easier to digest for at least an hour before exercise, such as shakes that include carbohydrates and proteins.

  • Burning chest

This uncomfortable feeling occurs when you drink too much fluid before or during a workout or you eat shortly before the workout.

To avoid this, drink small sips of water during your exercise and eat at least two hours before training.

If the burning is followed by shortness of breath and chest pain, contact your doctor immediately, because it can be a symptom of a heart attack.

  • Pain to the side

This type of pain usually occurs with runners and is manifested as pain in the sides. It is common with those who run with an improper placement of the body (e.g hunchback), which causes compression of certain nerves in the abdomen.

To avoid this, hold the body in the correct position while running and have a rhythmic breathing, i.e coordinate your breathing with your running steps.

These are some of the side effects that can occur when you are doing heavy exercises or simple fitness training. Should you notice any of these symptoms, don’t be afraid to consult your doctor.

The Gentleman

A young, enthusiastic man with a passion for fashion, healthy lifestyle and a constant need for improving myself. Having enjoyed ( and still enjoying ) the benefits of my current lifestyle, I am dedicating my time providing short, insightful posts and tips on how to become a better man.