NxJ Gym Scenario

BACKGROUND: An unnamed Next Jumper experiences severe dizziness during exercise and feels a slight nausea.  He describes it as “the worst headache.”  What do you think happened? HINT: this NextJumper doesn’t tend to workout that often …

ANSWER: HE FAINTED!

How do you recognize symptoms of fainting and prevent for the future?  If you start to lose hearing, vision, feel like it is hard to breathe and cannot talk, you are probably going to faint.  This is when it is important to lie down and have your trainer or buddy grab a sports drink or some form of carbohydrate-based food (like bread or banana). Prevent fainting by eating three meals every day: breakfast, lunch and dinner plus snacks.  This alone will ensure that your blood-sugar levels are stable enough throughout the day and can handle tough workouts.

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