Why does the water make me tired?
May 29, 2011 6:33 PM Subscribe
Why do I get so tired after going in the water?
posted by Metroid Baby to health & fitness (10 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
When I go to a pool or beach and hang out in the water for a while, I usually feel pretty drained afterwards. It's happened for as long as I remember. I don't know if it happens every single time, but it's often.
I don't usually swim or do anything particularly athletic in the water, and it feels different from post-workout fatigue. And I'm never tired in the water; it usually hits five to ten minutes after I'm out. I don't think it's related to being in the sun, since I don't get the same feeling just being outside on a sunny or hot day.
Is this normal? Is it preventable? What causes it?