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N.S. Benefits of aerobic activity For example, running or cycling is not wrong. But some side effects, such as tasting blood during competitions. It could be mistaken for a symptom of a problem.

Relax: New York City sports medicine doctor Jordan Metzl, author of The Athlete’s Book of Home Remedies, says the physiological reaction to exercise is strange. This is because these physiological reactions usually do not cause panic.

“Many people are Signs that you’ve been working too hard,” he said.

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You cross the 5K or half marathon line and walk around. with a nagging cough for several minutes after

Blame bronchoconstriction: similar to what happens in people with asthma. But it can happen to anyone.

Exercise-induced bronchoconstriction It can happen when you exert yourself at a heavier level than you used to,” says Metzel. “The tiny muscles lining your lungs spasm. You see it more at the beginning or end of the year that people may not be in their peak.”

Some people are more inclined to get it. It’s also more common when you’re running in cold and/or dry conditions. This is because your airways have to work harder to moisten the air as it rushes into your lungs. and may cause dehydration and irritation which leads to contractions and that cough

breathing through a thin scarf can help

Related: 8 Things Your Sweat Is Trying To Tell You

metallic flavor

You’re working hard in the gym or on the road. And you tasted the blood in the back of your neck. That’s your red blood cells popping up, Metzl says.

When you push yourself past the thresholdYour red blood cells are taxing and releasing heme,” or iron. Which is why it tastes like metal, he said.

Red blood cells can also leak into your alveoli during hard exertion.

If it’s temporary, there’s nothing to worry about. (If you’ve always tasted blood You should see your doctor to rule out underlying health problems such as infections.)

Related: 10 Cardio Exercises That Burn More Calories Than Running

runny nose

It’s really annoying Every time you go out for a run You’re launching more rockets than NASA.

tends to get worse in the cold but exercise-induced rhinitis (eg runny nose during exercise) is a common complaint among outdoor aerobic exercisers. especially during the time Allergens such as pollen, dust and dry air are high..

Your nasal cavity is irritated and mucus builds up.

interesting is Some scientists believe that air pollution especially the nitrogen dioxide found in car exhaust. is a key motivator Which explains why you might find yourself dripping like a faucet when you run outside. but not on the treadmill

If your runny nose is really disruptive You can ask your doctor about prescription nasal sprays. (or use an over-the-counter drug like Pursoma Sea Spray Nasal Rinse), but everything else just opens up.

runner’s shit

sudden, have to hurry to poop It is common in runners due to the turbulent internal running mechanism. But cyclists are not immune. Especially on long-distance rides where you throw away a lot of sugary food and less blood flow in your gut. manage digestion.

yours caffeine habit doesn’t help either

You can alleviate the situation by adapting your filling habits to more authentic foods like rice cakes and bananas. Reduce food to concentrate energy as needed. And maybe stick to just one espresso.

Related: How to reduce your exposure to pollution

strange itching

Run for three minutes, your thighs start to itch like crazy. In some cases, it may just be dry skin or a natural response to warming up. This is because your capillaries and arteries expand rapidly and stimulate nearby nerves.

but for some This is an actual allergic reaction known as exercise-induced urticaria. This can cause itching and redness, as well as hives, and in severe cases. may have difficulty breathing

If you have more severe symptoms Your doctor can prescribe epinephrine. But that can cause unwanted side effects, such as fatigue, weakness, and irregular heartbeats.

If it’s just itching keep skin moistGently warm up and scratch as needed.

brain fog

You’ve finished the marathon and don’t know where you parked your car… or what your car looks like… Or did you even drive there in the first place?

Dizziness is common after intense and intense physical exertion. because you have absorbed all the glycogen which is the only fuel source in your dry brain. Return to reality by assimilation refreshment drink and have a snack as soon as possible

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