Why am I yawning during the workout, and should I be concerned about it?

  • I'm a 29 year old woman, and I've been overweight and sedentary all my life. After a kind of mid life crisis, I'm trying out DialyBurn, and starting with the True Beginner program. I feel decently challenged by the program, without pain or too much struggle - but I repeatedly yawn through the workout. It's definitely not because of lack of sleep, as I don't yawn like this anytime before the workout, and I stop yawning after I rest from the workout. Is it common for a very out of shape person to yawn a lot during a workout, and could it be a sign of a hidden health problem?

    MollyRO   by: MollyRO
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    TheodoraDailyBurn  4 months ago by: TheodoraDailyBurn

    We're so glad you found us! Some yawning is normal, but definitely contact your doctor if you're concerned.

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    chocsweethrt  4 months ago by: chocsweethrt

    I yawn too. Especially in the first days of working out. I just took it as I wasn't getting enough oxygen and that was my body trying to promote more breathing. Not sure.

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    realist  4 months ago by: realist

    you might find this article from prevention an interesting read. it's about yawning while exercising. http://www.prevention.com/fit...

    couple snippets:
    "You are not alone when it comes to yawning while exercising While not common, a small number of people do yawn excessively, often while exercising."
    "All that said, excessive yawning is clearly not the norm."

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    Dendrobite  4 months ago by: Dendrobite

    I do it from time to time. More so when I was first starting out. I think of it as my body releasing pent up energy. If you think you're going to fall asleep it might be a problem but if you're alert it's nothing to worry about.

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    KeraModel  3 months ago by: KeraModel

    I'm really late to this, but I have been told that yawning can be a sign that you are thirsty. Maybe you should drink more water.

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    Tasarz77  about 1 month ago by: Tasarz77

    If I don't use my pre-workout drink before I workout, I yawn. and it's because my body is still waking up. but using a plant based pre-workout drink always wakes me up. I like using Vega Sport pre-workout energizer. It's a bit pricey any where from $35- $40 depending on where you buy it. like I said it's plant based. gluten, dairy and soy free. no added sugars or sweeteners. the first time I tried it was like being on Ritalin. super focused and energized but really healthy for you. health food stores have single packs you can buy to try it out.

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