(Closed) Can working out make you sick?

posted 10 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
18628 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Are you eating right before the workout?  Or right after?  That can make you feel sick.

Post # 4
1418 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Yes – if you are not used to a lot of physical exertion, you can get sick.  If you want, you can try to push through and things will get better.  Once you get into a bit of a routine, you will enjoy it more and it will become addicting to your body.  Otherwise, you could work your way into it, maybe every 2nd day, and do a bit of a lighter workout on the off days until your body can handle it.  I would be tempted to work your way into it, so you don’t get rundown and sick.  Don’t give up though!  It will get better! Good luck 🙂

Post # 5
2006 posts
Buzzing bee

Make sure you are eating properly before and after your workouts (carbo load an hour before and recover with protein after), drinking enough water, and stretching properly before and after.

Working out makes me feel a little icky if I don’t follow the above steps. The other night I was running and wanted to throw up because I had too much protein for dinner and not enough carbs :/

If I feel slightly sick I push through it and my workouts are fine but there have been a few times where I have had to stop and give up until the next day.

Post # 6
1752 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Agree with the above posters, food can  have a lot to do with it.  I personally am just fine w/o eating before a workout, so working out first thing in the am works for me.. however, some people aren’t.

You can either wake up earlier and eat something light (no one likes that option)
Eat something the minute you wake up, do weights first, then hit the video or cardio at the end of the workout
or you can move the workout to after work.

Just make sure you don’t work out too close to bedtime – if you are sensitive to it, it can mess up your sleep patterns as well.   Most experts say nothing 3 hours before bed if it disturbs your sleep.

You can try drinking things too – liquid yogurt (you know kids yogurt), milk, ensure… something with a bit of carbs that will put something in your tummy, but won’t cause digestion problems.  Bananas are good for that too.

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