“I hate going to hiking as it always gives me an after-exercise headache!”
Does this happen to you before? If yes, then do not worry as it’s not unusual to have a slight headache after you exercise. Sometimes, it might be pain on one side of your head or sometimes, you might be experiencing throbbing pain across your entire head. Never let the headache stops you from going outdoor!
In most cases, you can actually prevent it from happening just by practicing some simple steps. In this article, we will be sharing with you some of the common causes and the steps to prevent.
You’re Just Dehydrated.
Usually dehydration happens when your body loses more fluid and you failed to replenish it. When you exercise, you sweat and this is considered as fluid loss. Therefore, if you do not consume sufficient water before you start your activities such as hiking, cycling or even some simple exercise; running, the chances of you getting dehydrated is high. If you are dehydrated, headache is usually the first sign and it might follow by fatigue, dry skin & mouth, heightened sense of thirst and dizziness. To avoid dehydration, you should always drink plenty of water before and after your physical activity. Make sure you carry a water bottle during your workout so you can replenish the water in your body as you sweat.
Spending Too Much Time Under the Hot Sun
Extreme hot weather is the best trigger point for headaches. However, we knew it is almost impossible to ask you to do certain activities such as hiking under the moonlight. Therefore, you might need to be well-equipped before you head outside. If the sun shine real bright, remember to grab a pair of sunglasses or maybe a wide-brimmed hat to protect your face and eyes. You can also carry a small spray bottle containing cold water to spray on your face periodically to reduce the heat.
Eat Well Before a Workout
Always have a light meal before any physical activity. If you exercise in an empty stomach, your body can burn through the glucose in your body, leading to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Headache is one of the main symptoms of hypoglycemia. To avoid this, ensure that you grab a quick fix such as bananas before your work out. Remember to eat a nutritious, balanced meal within two hours of exercising and not those fast foods.
All ready to embark in your new adventure? Remember to head to PTT Outdoor to stock up your gears. Whether it is a camping, running, cycling or hiking, we will have the right equipment to make your adventure smoother. To keep you well-hydrated, do not forget to get yourselves the Aonijie 15L Windrunner Hydration Bag. It comes with a 600ml bottle pouch and also multifunctional pockets for you to store the essential items and also some light snack to keep you occupied along your adventure. Be Great, Be Outdoor with PTT Outdoor, the one stop center for your outdoor gears.