Is it normal to get sick in the stomach while working out when your obese. If so how do I stop that.

  • Its been years since I have worked out enough to get out of breath and break a sweat and close to the end i felt like i would throw up. is that normal? I'm a true beginner.

    kittykate8907   by: kittykate8907
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    jeepnick  3 months ago by: jeepnick

    There seems to be some disagreement among experts on exercise-induced nausea, but know this - it is common regardless of fitness level. Even pro athletes experience this sensation. Several things can contribute to this experience though:

    1. Eating too soon before exercising. Most experts recommend exercising no sooner than two hours after a meal. If you exercise right after a meal this may be part of your problem.

    2. Working out with extremely low blood sugar. If you work out right after you wake up or if you skip lunch and work out at night this may be your problem. Consider eating a small, healthy snack such as a piece of fruit at least 45 minutes before you work out. Keep the snack small, but just enough to boost your blood sugar a bit.

    3. Intensity. The scale of intensity varies for everyone. Try lowering your pace a little and see if that helps. If it feels too easy, then step it up or extend the time.

    4. Motion sickness. If you do a lot of up-down exercises such as squats, lunges, sit-ups, crunches, or any other such exercises you may experience motion sickness. Don't close your eyes or look around. Find a place on the wall, floor, or ceiling and focus there (this will help your balance too). By focusing you may reduce the chance of motion sickness.

    5. Water and hydration. Make sure you drink plenty of water throughout the day and some while working out, but don't guzzle right before working out and take sips while exercising. Too much fluid while exercising can lead to cramps and stomach upset. Too little can do just the same, so keep it in moderation before during and after a workout, but drink plenty throughout the day.

    There may be plenty of other reasons, but these may help you out. Don't be afraid to lower the intensity if you need to. Even at an easier pace you are likely doing more than you have before and that is enough to start you on the right path.

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      kittykate8907 3 months ago

      Thanks :) I feel better and more confidant now!

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