You’re doing it! You’re working out, reaping all those benefits of exercise that have been drilled into your head.
So you’re pedaling your heart out or running like you’re escaping a zombie horde. You’re feeling accomplished, on cloud nine, until … your stomach starts to churn. You may even feel dizzy. Your feelings of accomplishment have turned to agony as you deal with a bout of nausea.
Exercise-induced nausea is quite common, as are exercise-induced gastrointestinal (GI) problems in general, affecting perhaps up to 90% of endurance athletes.
So why does this happen and, more important, how can you prevent it?
Copyright © 2020, Anne R. Crecelius
Crecelius, Anne R., "When Working Out Makes You Sick to Your Stomach: What to Know about Exercise-Induced Nausea" (2020). Health and Sport Science Faculty Publications. 107.