Signs You Should Push Pause on Your WorkoutNovember 13, 2023
Four Signs You Should Pause Working Out
Whether you are an avid gym goer or new to fitness, it’s so important to listen to your body. There are warning signs that can help you avoid health problems and serious injury. When these warning signs appear, it is important to listen to your body.
If any of the following indicators pop up during your workout, you may be pushing your body a little too hard below.
1. Chest pain or heart palpitations:
If you feel tightness in your chest, or your heart rate suddenly changes, stop working out immediately, It could be due to any number of causes, from coronary artery disease to a heart attack, which is why you should seek medical attention, especially if you have other symptoms listed here.
2. Shortness of breath:
If you exercise regularly, you’re aware of how your breathing deepens as your workout intensifies. But there is a difference between breathing more deeply and gasping for air. If you’re doing a familiar activity and you’re having problems breathing, or if your breathing drastically changes while working out, stop to catch your breath – then talk to a medical professional.
3. Feeling lightheaded or dizzy:
This could be as simple as needing to eat or drink water, particularly if you haven’t eaten in a while. But if you still feel poorly after a meal and plenty of fluids, or if you are sweating profusely or faintly, it’s time to pause your physical fitness routine and find professional medical attention. Moreover, there are medications that can affect how your body reacts to exercise, particularly medicines used to regulate blood pressure and heart or lung conditions.
4. Sharp pain, particularly in your joints:
As your workout builds, you might feel slight strains in your muscles or mild joint pain. If this happens frequently and recedes after your workout, there’s no need to panic. But if you suddenly experience a sharp pain in your shoulder, knee, or hip, for example, then the pain often indicates some type of injury within the joint. Icing and rest can help, but if the problem persists, you may also need to seek medical attention.
If you’re looking for advice on how to be more active safely, please reach out to KB Fitness Solutions. Our team of certified fitness professionals will be glad to help you achieve what you are meant to achieve!