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May 1, 2012 12:32 PM
Sometimes I get really shaky and feel very weak. This happens a lot of times after, or during cardio exercise. Does anybody know why?
May 1, 2012 12:33 PM
could be low blood sugar... try having a snack to see if that helps :-)
May 1, 2012 12:34 PM
It could be low blood sugar. What about your iron levels?
May 1, 2012 12:34 PM
EAT MORE
May 1, 2012 12:34 PM
Sounds like low blood sugar. Try to eat a little something before a workout and make sure you're hydrated.

If it happens a lot, you might go check with your doctor just to be safe.
May 1, 2012 12:35 PM
Excellent question, I get that feeling all the time and when I stand up I get horrible dizziness and headrushes.
  13185676
May 1, 2012 12:35 PM
I used to get this before I was diagnosed with high blood pressure, go and see your doctor and get it checked.

Mind you, it could something simple like not eating enough.
  9476588
May 1, 2012 12:35 PM
Low blood sugar. You may not be eating enough.
May 1, 2012 12:36 PM
I feel that way when i'm dehydrated. Do you take blood pressure medicine or anything like that? Those combined with weight loss may be lowering your blood pressure a bit too low.
May 1, 2012 12:36 PM
be careful, I felt like that too and after giving blood last week I actually fainted and fell breaking a bone in my wrist. I was also a bit under my calorie count each day.
May 1, 2012 12:37 PM
When I get like that I get something small and that I know has some carbs...usually makes me feel better.
May 1, 2012 12:38 PM
I used to get that a lot and still do just not daily or too often. You need to eat more or hydrate better. When this happens, drink some water and eat a good snack. Make sure your calories are not too low.
May 1, 2012 12:38 PM
you might have high blood pressure...
i have really low blood pressure, so the opposite happens to me,
im less dizzy when my bloods a pump'n
sounds like u might wanna have a light snack b4 u start working out too...
see if that helps, if not, get to ur doctors b4 u hurt urself my frined :)
  20302251
May 1, 2012 12:38 PM
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May 1, 2012 12:38 PM
ive only been getting weak like this after being ill, i was dehdryated in hospital.
  12063808
May 1, 2012 12:38 PM
Eat more protein not very heavy food before exercising like pb on a slice of toast, boiled egg. try to eat at least 2 hours b4 a workout. YOu are working out too hard and not enough energy or low iron. That's what happened to me it was iron so i had to make sure I inculcate enough so when I do workout I don't faint or get dizzy.
May 1, 2012 12:39 PM
2 things- eat something. Drink more water
  71601
May 1, 2012 12:39 PM
This happens to me sometimes too, I also believe its just a dip in your blood sugar. The go to quick fix is a glass of orange juice or maybe a protein bar that has some sugar in it. It'll have you back to normal in just a few minutes.=) But if it happens very frequently or gets worse I would discuss it with your doctor at your next doctors appt.
May 1, 2012 12:40 PM
Based On your diary you're eating enough most days, are you eating anything before your workouts? And how long are your workouts? If you have some carbs before your workout and you're under an hour I'd check with your doctor, blood sugar issues along with blood pressure issues could cause big problems for you undiagnosed. I did notice some processed foods in your diary like poptarts, things like that are super easy for your body to digest and can cause instant spikes and then drops in your blood sugar which could lead to that shaky light headed feeling. I have issues with it and make sure I eat mostly whole foods and fruits vs juices and pastries which helps a lot!
  290125
May 1, 2012 12:40 PM
I have issues with low blood pressure. On a good day, I can hit 105-110 over 60 -ish, and I find that when my blood pressure is lower than that, I have the same issues. Have you had your b/p checked??
May 1, 2012 12:41 PM
It sounds like low blood sugar. Try eating something 15-30 minutes before working out and try a protein shake immediately after exercise. If this doesn't help, you should see a doctor.
  2469411
May 1, 2012 12:41 PM
It is worth getting it checked out by the doc. Check your'e eating enough too. I had the same thing and it was a combination of not eating healthily or enough to sustain the exercise and my blood pressure being high. Also helped to drink more water!
May 1, 2012 12:43 PM
I found that as long as I eat a snack before my workout (like a hard boiled egg) and drink water during, I don't feel that way anymore :)
If you try that and it is still happening, seeing a doctor would probably be a good idea.
Good luck.
May 1, 2012 12:44 PM
QUOTE:

Sometimes I get really shaky and feel very weak. This happens a lot of times after, or during cardio exercise. Does anybody know why?

Are you logging and eating your workout calories? Sometimes you just need to eat them back when your feeling weak.
May 1, 2012 12:44 PM
My blood pressure is normal, so my faint was put down to not eating enough with giving blood, but it would be worth getting checked out.

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