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Doctor insights on: Why Do I Look Flabby After Exercising

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What should you eat after exercising?

What should you eat after exercising?

1: After exercising, you should probably just drink fluids. Wait one hour before consuming any food, so that the body has a chance to calm down and assimilate the food you eat. The trick is to eat properly so that when you exercise, you burn fat and make muscle! ...Read more

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Should I stretch before or after exercising ?

Should I stretch before or after exercising ?

Good question: Most trainers will recommend stretching before exercise. There was a recent study however that looked at stretching before exercise. It found the most injuries in patients who did not stretch regularly but did for the study and patients that do stretch regularly but not for the study. The ones who do not stretch and the ones who do and stuck to their routine were least injured. ...Read more

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Why does my eyesight become blurry after exercising?

Why does my eyesight become blurry after exercising?

Pigment: One cause can be pigment diffusion syndrome when pigment is liberated into the anterior chamber of the eye, causing blur after exercise. Your ophthalmologist can make the determination.Also he can recommend any follow up for this or to investigate any other causes. ...Read more

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How long after exercising should I wait to eat/what should I eat?

How long after exercising should I wait to eat/what should I eat?

Depends on goals: What and when you should eat in part depends on what you are after. Assuming you want to increase muscle and decrease fat, i recommend making a whey based protein drink (add some fruit and some greens for added nutrition) within 30 minutes of exercise. ...Read more

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How long after exercising should I wait before i eat/what should I eat?

How long after exercising should I wait before i eat/what should I eat?

As soon as you want: You can eat as soon as you can catch your breath. What to eat depends more on time of day and your goals of weight gain or loss. You may eat any of the foods that are healthful. See this site for more information.
http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/what-eat-before-during-after-exercise. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel really cold after exercising? What does this indicate?

Is it normal to feel really cold after exercising? What does this indicate?

Over doing: May be you went beyond your level of capability
over doing can cause can cause low BP which is probable cause for the feeling. ...Read more

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Gained 3-5 pounds after exercising for a month. Would i expect the same if i keep it up another month?

Gained 3-5 pounds after exercising for a month. Would i expect the same if i keep it up another month?

Encourage you: To consider taking measurements rather then weight. This is because you may be gaining muscle and losing fat - that would be a positive. However, because muscle weighs more than fat - you could actually gain weight initially. ...Read more

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Why do I feel nauseous after exercising?

Hydrate, food, acid: You may be feeling sick to you stomach for a multitude of reasons. You may not have enough food in your system for the activity you are performing. Secondly, you may not be well hydrated which can also make you feel nauseous. Lastly, you may have an excess build up of Lactic Acid in your system from a tough workout and thus you need to refuel, rehydrate and rest. ...Read more

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What is best way to cool off after exercising in the heat?

What is best way to cool off after exercising in the heat?

Shade, cool down: A key is drinking cool water since sweating is an attempt to reduce skin temperature and ingesting cool water not only rehydrates but helps lower temperature. Find some shade (or ac) and take a gentle walk about to ease your heart rate and temp lower gradually. ...Read more

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I keep suffering with a lot of cartarh in the chest after exercising any thing i can do to stop this?Thanks

I keep suffering with a lot of cartarh in the chest after exercising any thing i can do to stop this?Thanks

See your doctor: You could have exercise induced asthma. It needs proper diagnosis first. I advise seeing your doctor to clarify the diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Is it better to workout in the morning or at night? Is it true your metabolism is sped up the 1st few hours after exercising?

Is it better to workout in the morning or at night?  Is it true your metabolism is sped up the 1st few hours after exercising?

It II great to work : Out any time on a daily basis but morning workouts may give you an extra energy boost for the day and help to control your appetite while a night workout may make it harder to fall asleep depending on the timing. Your metabolism is boosted by a workout. ...Read more

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I'm athlete,great shape. HR hovers in 140-150's for 20-25 min after exercising. HR Reaches 205-207 exercising. I'm hydrated.Why does it stay so high?

I'm athlete,great shape. HR hovers in 140-150's for 20-25 min after exercising. HR Reaches 205-207 exercising. I'm hydrated.Why does it stay so high?

These heart rates: are unexpected in a trained athlete. Have they been confirmed electrocardiographically or is this a finger or pulse ox monitor giving you the readings? First confirm these high rates are "real" then if so seek evaluation as they may represent a treatable arrhythmia rather than normal for you. ...Read more

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What medicationcan be used for painful muscles after exercising?

What medicationcan be used for painful muscles after exercising?

Ice/Ibubrofen.: Ice is mother nature's ibuprofen. Apply to achy areas when you first notice discomfort because it stops the swelling that leads to pain later. Ibuprofen(motrin and advil) or Naproxen (aleve) also reduce swelling after exercise. Never take these meds before exercising. You will not be aware of pain that is telling you to stop. Also these medicines thins blood so any bruising in muscle gets worse. ...Read more

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I feel back pain after exercising?

I feel back pain after exercising?

Back pain: after exercise MAY be normal or it MAY indicate a problem. It any case, please see your doctor to find out what is going on. If all is well, ask a personal trainer at a gym for an exercise program that suits you. Your work out may be wrong for you and changing it may help. Peace and good health. Back pain is far too common. Please catch it now to prevent future issues. ...Read more

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Bulge in thigh after exercising, what is this?

Bulge in thigh after exercising, what is this?

Soft tissue mass: A bulge in the thigh muscle could be several things. A history of trauma would suggest a fluid or blood collection from the local trauma (hematoma/bruise). A partial muscle tear/injury could also cause a local bulge as the injured site becomes engorged with increased blood flow with activity (would resolve w/ rest. A soft tissue mass/tumor could also cause a bulge. Orthopaedic evaluation needed. ...Read more

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How come i feel dizzy and lightheaded sometimes after exercising?

How come i feel dizzy and lightheaded sometimes after exercising?

Get it evaluated: There are many possible causes including dehydration, cardiac issues and even a low blood sugar. Have the problem evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I treat face swelling after exercising?

How can I treat face swelling after exercising?

Urticaria!: Can be what is called cholinergic urticaria. Talk with your doctor about this. It may be simple circulatory dilation, which is common after exercise, but a visit to your doctor is in order. Take before and after pictures to your doctor, since i doubt you will not be exercising in the exam room! ...Read more

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Why am i gaining weight and looking fatter after exercising hard?

Exercise: Exercise needs to be combined with a healthy nutrition plan to lose weight. If you consume more calories than you did prior to beginning your exercise plan - that may be the problem. Hydrate well with water. Ensure that calories expended exceed calories consumed. Good luck. ...Read more

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After exercising ( running), i coughed blood. What does this mean?

After exercising ( running), i coughed blood. What does this mean?

See dr. if frequent: Coughing little bit of sputum tinged with blood is not uncommon and usually doesn't indicate serious condition.If you cough up blood frequently or cough up a lot of blood, must see doctor.Hemoptysis can result from many different underlying medical conditions.
Bronchitis, bronchiectsis, TB infection are some causes of hemoptysis. Exercise induced hemoptysis has been documented in elite athletes. ...Read more

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Why does body temperature decrease straight after exercising indoors?

Why does body temperature decrease straight after exercising indoors?

Internal mechanism: When the body heats up, it trys to reset the internal temperature by sweating and releasing heat. Nothing to usually worry about. ...Read more

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Suffering from extreme dizziness after exercising, what could that mean?

Suffering from extreme dizziness after exercising, what could that mean?

Consult a physician: Most exercise programs have the helpful comments that 'any exercise program should begin by consulting with your physician'. Getting a workup from your doctor may help determine if you are ready for certain types of exercise or need a more modified program. ...Read more

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What would cause headaches and a freezing headache directly after exercising?

Many possibilities : Now depends on the exercising you are doing as well if vigorous exercise your blood sugar could be dropping or you could be very dehydrated. Why don't you try eating better and drinking more water. Start with this and see how you feel ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there's a good protien to eat after exercising to get sugars back down?

Help! need to know if there's a good protien to eat after exercising to get sugars back down?

Getting sugars dwn-: - is a metabolic problem and as such needs to B addressed by an internist or diabetic specialist. Eating doesn't help 2 lower sugars. Most good protein supplements have sugar in them otherwise they taste horrible. ...Read more

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Sometimes after exercising in the cold my skin itches, mostly on my egs that are exposed to the air. What causes this?

Sometimes after exercising in the cold my skin itches, mostly on my egs that are exposed to the air. What causes this?

Rapid drying.: Evaporation is a cooling process. If you're sweating in cold weather it causes the skin to dry fast which can cause itchiness. ...Read more

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After exercising i always do this like very hard weird cough that hurts my chest. Do you know what this can be? What do I do?

After exercising i always do this like very hard weird cough that hurts my chest. Do you know what this can be? What do I do?

Exercise Asthma: Your cough may be caused from a condition called exercise induced asthma. You need to make an appointment with your family physician. A full medical history and complete examination needs to be done. Pulmonary function tests may be ordered or simply a trial of an inhaler to reduce the symptoms of the cough. ...Read more