Exercise is good for your body—especially your heart. Physical activity can ward off heart disease and stroke, the two top causes of death in the U.S.1
But exercising when your body is telling you to stop could kill you.2
When you put a finger on a hot burner, your body tells you to remove it quickly. It also warns you when it feels exercise is threatening your well-being.
Never Ignore These Symptoms
If you feel any of these five symptoms while exercising, you should shut it down immediately:
- Chest Discomfort. It doesn’t have to be full-on chest pain. If you feel chest pressure or discomfort, stop exercising. Get to a hospital.
If your symptoms include nausea or extreme sweating beyond what’s normal for you while exercising, you may be in the early stages of a heart attack. If your heart feels like it is fluttering, you might have atrial fibrillation, which is an irregular heartbeat.3
- Shortness of breath. This is different than being winded due to exercise. If you have been doing an exercise with ease for weeks and suddenly can’t catch your breath while doing it, something is wrong. It could signal a heart issue or exercise-induced asthma. See your doctor.4
- Dizziness. It could be caused by simple dehydration or lack of food. If water and a high-protein snack don’t clear your head, there may be an underlying medical problem. If the dizziness is accompanied by confusion, profuse sweating, or fainting, you need emergency help. Your body might be alerting you to problems involving blood pressure, your nervous system, a heart valve, or even diabetes.5
- Concussion. If you take a shot to the head while playing sports, play it safe. Don’t try to look tough by getting back in the game right away. Make sure you haven’t suffered a concussion. Take your doctor’s advice about when you should resume exercising. It may be weeks or even months.
Your brain needs time to heal. During the healing process, if you put stress on injured blood vessels in your brain through exercise, you could cause brain bleeding.6 This can lead to a stroke.7
- Swelling or pain in joints. Sometimes it’s OK to power through minor muscle pain, but joint pain is a different matter. If you ignore severe joint pain, you risk serious nerve damage that may require surgery.8
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In Good Health,
Publisher, INH Health Watch