Do you ever experience mild lightheadedness after your workout? If so, it’s probably nothing to worry about–as long as it diminishes within an hour. But how can you know when your post-workout aches and pains are normal, or when they may be indicators of a more serious problem? Check out these helpful tips on post-exercise “symptoms”:
- Mild Nausea or Headache. These post-workout symptoms are likely a sign of dehydration, so make sure to drink plenty of fluids before, during, and after your workout. Call a doctor if your headache or nausea lingers for more than a few hours after exercise.
- Facial Redness. The blood pumping through your face–which is your body’s way of releasing heat and cooling itself–causes facial redness. This is completely normal during exercise, but if you have excessive facial redness during periods of inactivity, it could be a sign of rosacea or sun damage.
- Muscle Cramping. Those Charlie Horses may seem unbearable, but they’re usually harmless. Massage your muscles if they start to hurt mid-workout, and avoid putting ice on them afterward, as this causes them to tighten up even more. See a doctor or physical therapist if the muscle stays clenched for several hours after the workout.
For more tips: www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/30/post-workout-exercise-pain_n_1391509.html.