How do I stop lightheadedness during exercise?
- Eat a high-carb snack about an hour before your workout.
- Drink water throughout the day and during your workout.
- Breathe! Maintain regular breathing and try to synchronize your breathing with your movement.
Should you work out when light headed? He suggests you stay away from free weights because a dizzy spell can increase chances you might drop the weight. Also, avoid high-intensity work or exercises with a rapid change in position.
Why do I get light headed when I start working out? You’re forgetting to breathe
Your breathing and heart rate increase so that more oxygenated blood can flow into your muscles. If you aren’t breathing enough during or after exercise, your heart may not be pumping enough oxygenated blood into your brain. Dizziness can occur whenever the brain is starved for oxygen.
What should I eat when dizzy? Low blood sugar levels may cause dizziness and loss of balance. Eat slow release, low GI foods such as nuts, dried fruit, wholegrain bread, wholegrain porridge oats, celery and peanut butter. Lean Protein can help to stabilise blood sugars, eat more: skinless chicken, fish, quinoa and barley.