I notice I get lightheaded after my workouts. Any idea why?
It's possible that you're getting light-headed because of a lack of energy. You could try eating something immediately after you workout to see if that helps.
There could also be something medical wrong.
Remember that your body is craving replenishment after a workout, so that's the best time to grab a protein shake. Also great? Chocolate milk; seriously. It's full of a superb and easy-to-disgest balance of sugars, fats and protein. Grab a glass within 60 minutes of your workout.
Your mileage may vary, but it works for me. :)
No breath holding going on during workouts is there? If nausea is involved you could be really just having a hard workout. Are you cooling down? Maybe you could try cooling down longer then the video does. Worth a shot huh?
I have naturally low blood pressure, even when I was pregnant and when I was 60lbs over weight it didn't ever come up to even normal - the doctors always said it was a "blessing". But when I worked/work out it can cause trouble with being light headed, sitting on the floor and standing up quickly can agrivate it too. The best tip I got was to have my pre-workout snack have a little extra sodium and that helps some. Next time you get your BP checked have a look and see what it says.
Good luck it's never fun to feel light headed!
I'm pretty sure its your blood sugar getting low. I would not think there is anything medically wrong with you. You are simply eating up the circling blood sugar in your bloodstream because it is fueling your workout.
This sensation has a few nicknames "bonking" in cycling, and "hitting the wall" in running. As you become a more efficient fat burning machine (use oxygen better) this will become a less of a problem for you, as you will spare the high octane fuel (the blood sugar) and use the high economy "go-for-ever-fuel (the fat). There is actually a sort of fussy threshold of intensity for each of us, when our body starts using more and more sugar (glycogen) as fuel, it is roughly when you start breathing a bit harder.
As a general advice to raise this threshold, exercise for 60 min or more, at conversational pace (that is you can keep up a conversation while going). But high intensity is of course not to be neglected either.
Bottom line, I think you need to build a stronger base of training (more time at conversation pace). And a light snack (30-60mins before) is a good idea too (not sugar, but carbs with a low GI). And don't forget to drink your water. ;)
could also be blood toxicity. when you work out you build up toxins in your blood from the break down of muscle tissue. sometimes when people first start working out they feel sick after a really strenuous work out. its the same reason people through up some times during a really tough work out. i hope by now it's cleared up
Maybe the cool down isn't long enough for you? When you stop a high-intensity workout, your heart rate abruptly decreases, but your blood vessels are still dilated. The resulting blood pressure drop results in lightheadedness. Extending your cool down should help.
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