I'm female, 19 years old, and, while I am currently in god-awful shape, I have a slender physique. I suffer no health conditions that I know of other than cold urticaria (hives induced by the cold) and ADD. I also have low blood pressure naturally, though I THOUGHT that was supposed to be a good thing. I also think that I have neurally mediated hypotension, which is a kind of low blood pressure where blood pools in your legs the longer you stand, but I haven't talked to my doctor about it. I think I have it though because I've noticed that, after standing for a while, I have to sit down while other people are able to keep standing. I start getting light headed if I'm up too long and I fainted once.
Anyways, today I went for a run for the first time in a long time and took it very easy. It was really more of a jog, and I set a timer for 30 minutes. About 20 minutes in, however, my upper body started getting very cold. My hands and arms drained of color, I got goosebumps everywhere, and I broke out in hives on my hands and wrists! This was WHILE I was exercising! I then started to feel light headed, so at 28 minutes I stopped my timer and sat down to warm up. I legitimately could not make it the last 2 minutes to finish my run, I HAD to sit down right then. When I stopped running and walked to a bench, my legs felt like they were liquid, but not in a bad way, just like my muscles had been warmed to a rubbery consistency and like they were very flexible. I sat for a minute or two, got up, and finished my run. As I was walking back to my house, my hands and arms turned bright red, though the goosebumps and hives remained. When I got home, my feet were red and very warm to the touch, while my hands were ice cold. I put my legs up over my head for a few minutes and now I'm back to normal.
Why did this happen? Do you think it has anything to do with my potential neurally mediated hypotension? Isn't exercising supposed to help with low blood pressure though because it gets your heart pumping? How can I prevent this from happening in the future?
Thank you for responding. I've been tested for anemia and I actually have pretty high hemoglobin levels! I will look into the tachycardia and see if I recognize any more symptoms in myself! Also, I do not constantly feel cold, it was only when I was exercising, and it went away after I stopped.View Thread
It's impossible to target just one site to burn fat... when you burn calories, they are taken from all over your body, so crunches won't work. All you're doing is strengthening the muscles BENEATH the fat, but you can't even see them with the love handles on top! How long have you been doing this health-program? My guess is that you'll lose the handles eventually, you just haven't kept at it long enough. You tend to lose weight most noticeably in the last place you gained it... so if those love handles were the first place you gained, they will be the last to go. The best way to blast fat is aerobic exercise; running, swimming, biking, etc. You said you exercised every day but you didn't say what kind you did, if you're just lifting weights you won't ever lose those handles. If you are already doing aerobic exercise each day, I would recommend either bumping it up (if you're running for a half hour each day, bump it up to an hour) or else continue with whatever you're doing now and be content with the knowledge that, eventually, those handles will slowly diminish into non-existence. How fast that will happen depends on the caloric deficit that you make for yourself each day: if it's a slight one, it could take years for them to burn away, and if it's a very large one, it could take a few months or even weeks depending on your metabolism. I hope this helps!View Thread