4 Causes of Exercise-Induced Nausea.

Dr. Amarjeet Bhatia    28-05-2021 Consult

Exercise-induced nausea is a feeling of sickness or vomiting, which happens mostly immediately after a workout session. It can occur either due to over-exercising, putting an abrupt end to an intense workout session or even due to irregular diet before hitting the gym. Here are 4 main reasons it occurs:

1. Eating or drinking before a workout
Nausea mostly happens when the blood flows towards the muscles, hampering the digestion. If you have had anything 2 hours before working out, blood flow reduction in the GI tract may lead to nausea, dizziness. Do not eat anything right before working out. Eat food, which can be digested easily. Avoid fatty and high in protein food items as they take longer to digest.

2.Exercising In Heat
Exercising in heated surroundings can lead to acute dehydration and low blood pressure. While working out in such a condition, be sure to hydrate yourself thoroughly. When feeling a little fuzzy, slow down and take a break. Let your body cool down. Then only start again with the exercise.

3. Working Out Way Too Much
There are cases when people get unconscious in the gym after an intense workout. This can be primarily because of pushing yourself way beyond the body capacity. Working out is good for the body and mind, only if it is done as per the body's stamina and pressure-handling capability.

4. Dip In BP Levels
Working out an empty stomach is a bad idea as the blood sugar levels of the body are already low, after fasting the whole night. Make sure your pre-workout foods are easy to digest and may keep you full for a longer duration. Go for lean protein, nuts, etc. before a workout session.