The gym life isn’t something that we look forward to a hundred percent, most of us completely dread it, yet cannot leave it because hey! Who else is going to lose those pounds for you? Or gain some muscle? The pursuit of the perfect body keeps us all going, and sometimes might as well make us work the extra mile which definitely does not have good consequences all the time and spontaneously throwing up is one of those consequences. Yes, working out against your body’s capacity and dragging it way too much can cause you to vomit. The question is: isn’t a good gym routine supposed to push your body to its limits in order to achieve maximum results?
Well, the answer is, there are always limits and your body has a bunch of its own. Let us dig a little deeper and see more on why workout-induced vomiting may be experienced by some of us and not the rest.
The need to cool off and hydrate
One of the major reasons for throwing up after or even during a workout routine is that your body runs out of the water and you are constantly going on making it generate more and more heat, with absolutely no chance to cool off (something that is very important). Your body is continuously pumping blood and that too without ample moisture. If the weather around you is heaty and humid, that adds to your sickness.
Not tracking your meal time and gym time
This one is pretty simple: if you eat a heavy meal consisting of that ghee mein bani hui nihari and paaye and then hit the gym quickly afterward, you are simply not giving your body enough time to digest all of that and can embarrass yourself at the gym. Similarly, now if you are working out on an empty stomach, you’d feel nauseous making your body work when it’s running out of fuel.
Electrolyte misbalance in the body
This one also highly depends on what kind of food you are taking normally and what nutrients your diet is lacking. If your diet is deficient in sodium, lowering its levels in your body, you are more likely to feel nauseous as it disrupts the electrolyte distribution in your body. This usually occurs when your food is very low in salt.
Too much lactic acid in the body
Lactic acid is basically what is produced when the carbs in your body breakdown in order to produce energy during workouts. Sometimes, your body might produce more lactic acid than what is actually needed. Because of its acidic properties, this increases the acidity in your body and this is an immediate signal to your brain that stuff needs to be bought back to normal hence, you throw up. This is why short breaks are always advised during workouts.
Painkillers and related medication
Too much intake of ibuprofen and other anti-inflammatory medication can definitely make you feel nauseous. We understand how sometimes the ‘sweet pain’ that we refer to as muscle soreness after workouts is something that becomes unbearable at times, but making your body dependent on medication is not at all recommended.