Why chances are you’ll really feel nauseous whereas or after working
If you haven't felt nausea while running, are you a runner at all? Okay, I might be exaggerating a little, but for most runners the fight is real. Nausea while walking can be caused by many things. Some runners are more prone to this problem than others. There are external factors that can take toll on the runner's stomach.
Then why does it happen? Can you avoid it Does that harm your training?
Why do I feel sick while exercising?
As we exercise, blood flows to all of these important organs like the heart, brain, and lungs. Because of this, you have less blood in the old digestive system. The result is that your body doesn't digest your food as it normally does. This leads to stomach discomfort.
According to doctors, the amount of blood that is diverted depends on the exercise you are doing. It also depends on the person. Some people seem practically immune to this phenomenon, while others get the nausea no matter what changes in their routine.
Some athletes insist that if you don't feel sick, you are not working hard enough. To be honest, that's just plain stupid. It usually has more to do with what you ate, when you ate it, the temperature you exercise at, and the movement you make.
For example, high-intensity interval training seems to make many people feel sick. An activity with no impact, such as cycling, is usually less likely. However, no two athletes are alike.
Runner stomach: why does this happen?
As mentioned earlier, physical activity distracts blood, which can destroy the digestive system. The runner's stomach can take many forms. It can be anything from mild nausea to vomiting to diarrhea crushing the intestines. If you've experienced the stomach problems just described, you know it's no small matter.
In addition to blood drainage, other things go into effect if some runners experience abdominal problems during a run. For example, many runners need to be careful what they eat and how fast they can run after they eat. Other runners find that fasting is best for them to avoid stomach problems.
If you run long enough to have to refuel in the middle of the run, you have likely been warned that you need to practice on the fuel you plan to use on race day. This is to avoid any race day problems that might crop up. Careful selection of the fuel you are using can also help prevent problems.
Many runners think so Eat some fades at least 60 minutes before a long run helps them fight nausea and other stomach problems. Oatmeal is my go-to breakfast on a long day of running or racing.
I like to eat it at least 45 minutes before I run if I run shorter. When I'm on a long run, I eat about 60-90 minutes before the run, then I have a bite to eat just before the run. It can be a banana or a granola bar.
I know runners who eat a full two hours before a long run because that works best for them.
Refuel the barrel
I really have problems with this category. Many runners use exercise gels to keep their bodies moving and energizing. Personally, these cause stomach problems for me … but they work for a lot of people! Other athletes prefer a chewing bean or sports bean. To be honest, there are so many different types of fuel out there. Why not try all of them?
If all of these options are causing you stomach problems, you may find that real food refueling works best for you. A running friend refuel with raw honey, another with homemade maple syrup. Personally? I either use honey stinger waffles or plain old fruit snacks. Yes, the little children eat.
It's about finding something that works for you and sticking to it. Don't worry about how other people fuel up.
How can I stop nausea while running?
When you are in the middle of a run and it happens it is best to slow down or walk to stop it. Another tactic is to find a shady path when running in the heat. For me, escaping the sun can make a huge difference.
Frankly, prevention is the best course of action. In other words, don't let it get to the point where you struggle during a run. Find your sweet spot of when to eat before your run. Experiment with what you can eat that won't upset your stomach. Work on mastering the refueling that will work for you in the long run.
All of these little things can help you keep from feeling that nausea while running.
Is it normal to feel sick after running?
Many athletes can expect nausea after running. I don't want to say "normal" because nobody thinks it's normal to feel sick. Law? But is it to be expected? You can bet on it. For many of us it just is.
You may also want to experiment with what to take after your run to calm your stomach. When I run for a long time, especially on a hot day, I find that a protein shake actually sits better than any real meal. Knowing the importance of refueling after the run, this is the best routine for me. Trying to force food never ends well for me so I decided to stop this fight.
If it's hot outside, get out of the sun. Find a cool or shady place to stretch. Hydrate your body. If you have access, either take a cool shower or wipe your face with a cool, wet towel. You can find a post-run routine that will make you feel like a million dollars if you follow it every time.