Top 10 negative Side Effects of Working Out

Top 10 negative Side Effects of Working Out

What does a workout do to you? From maintaining optimum weight to increasing flexibility, we rely on exercise for it. But if you are thinking that turning healthy is a cake walk, think again. Though exercising has tons of benefits, there are some negatives to it as well. People, everything has a great, good, bad and ugly side to it. So if you think you can sit through the ugly side, let’s raise the curtain and begin the show below. Today we are showing the Top 10 negative Side Effects of Working Out.

Here are the list of  Top 10 negative Side Effects of Working Out:

Dark urine

Dark urine

Are you experiencing a change in the color of your urine? Has it turned darker? Maybe you are dehydrated or maybe you are suffering from Rhabdomyolysis. Well, it is basically a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle breaks down rapidly leaving you with irregular heartbeat and tea-colored urine in addition to muscle pains, weakness, vomiting and confusion. All this could be a result of strenuous exercise or crush injury if it isn’t because of any medications or drug abuse.

Exercise-Induced Anaphylaxis

Exercise-Induced Anaphylaxis

Many people expect a bit of puffing after a workout and it’s natural for such a thing to happen but anaphylaxis is completely out of the blue. During physical exertion, the body’s mast cells release histamine, the compound responsible for the swelling and itching associated with allergic reactions, which triggers symptoms like hives, difficulty breathing, wheezing, and nausea. Not all but some of you are definitely relating to this one and so for them we have a solution. Since this symptom is mainly associated with food like celery, shellfish, and peanuts, you can simply avoid eating them before your workout and ease into small amounts of regular exercise to build up your body’s tolerance.

Gives you the runs

If you say that your morning run has never been spoiled by “the runs”, there is a good chance that you are lying. That storm in your bowels while you are running is because of intestinal hormone secretion. Basically a lot is happening while you are running. Since the blood is being pumped to your moving muscles, hormones in the intestine go for a toss and hence you feel your bowels screaming. To avoid landing in such a fix, try to avoid caffeine and sweeteners hours before running. Oh and find out public restrooms in that area, just in case.

Erodes tooth enamel

Erodes tooth enamel

Though we keep dentistry and medicine in their distinct spheres, it turns out that teeth are affected by things we do to our bodies. While you have been hitting the gym to achieve a healthy body, your tooth enamel has been deceiving you. Well a 2014 study published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports found that athletes have more eroded tooth enamel than individuals who are sedentary. The thing is that working out reduces your saliva production so your mouth dries up and pH levels increase, making it more alkaline. So we can say that working out boosts your chances of developing cavities.

Muscle twitching

Muscle twitching

If you lift weights, you have probably felt an annoying twitching in your muscles that was completely involuntary. These spasms are often caused by an imbalance of electrolytes in your muscle fibers as they fatigue. Just make sure you stay hydrated before and during a workout. This helps maintain the equilibrium of electrolytes in your muscle cells.

Nasal congestion or running nose

Nasal congestion or running nose

We are talking about exercise-induced rhinitis which is just as bad as allergic rhinitis. If you experience congestion, sneezing, runny nose, itchiness, general misery after a good workout, you aren’t imagining things. If you are suffering from some sort of underlying nasal allergy, you are all the more prone to experience congestion during exercising. Though it can even occur if you exercise indoors, it is more common in people working out in the open. So maybe indoor training can help to some extent.

Nausea

Nausea

Did you ever feel sick during or after an exercise session? That vomiting sensation you have felt is to be blamed entirely on you. There are two reasons for such a discomfort, you have either over-exerted your body during the workout or ended the session too abruptly. People engaging in high-intensity exercise such as aerobics and bicycling are more prone suffering from exercise-induced nausea. In fact a study conducted at Nagoya University in Japan revealed that exercise-induced nausea was more prevalent when the subjects exercised after eating.  

Bruising

Bruising

A lot of people experience bruising after exercising and if you are one of them and looking for an answer to it, we are here to help. This happens mostly to people who are performing an exercise for a long period of time. Such exercises weaken your muscles and blood vessels, which can eventually lead to bruising. The best example will come from marathon runners! Vitamin C can help you here. But if you aren’t stressing your legs too much or bumping them into anything but still sees bruises appear from nowhere, there could be an underlying problem with your blood or blood vessels.

Side cramps

Side cramps

Most people who run have felt a stitch or stomach cramp while they are at it but fail to understand the reason behind it. Basically, your organs – like the bladder and liver bump each other as your feet jar the ground causing tissue to stretch on the nerves and thus cause pain. This pain is usually on the right side and just under the ribs. To lessen this makes sure that you don’t run on a full stomach and keep yourself hydrated. Doing some stretching with side torso twists may also help to prevent this condition.

Numbness

Numbness

You must be knowing that our body hosts a network of nerves which are super sensitive but what you may not know is the fact that the most sensitive of all are sensory nerves—the ones that give feeling. Basically, even a slight chance in the flow of blood to these nerves can impact what we feel which results in numbness or scientifically speaking, you get paresthesia. When you are doing cardio, more specifically running, your arm is often bent at the elbow which forces the ulnar nerve to stretch across the bone of the elbow. Now this nerve runs along the pinky and ring finger and so when blood supply to this nerve is restricted, you experience numbness in the two fingers.

Which of these side effects of working out have you experienced? Tell us in the comment section below.

 

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