Why do I get so shaky when exercising?
October 13, 2011 3:57 PM Subscribe
I am an overweight woman in my late 30's and I have been trying to add more exercise to my life. I am about 100 lbs overweight and since I am really, really out of shape I've only been doing 20-30 minutes per session. I've been finding that anytime I do anything physical, even a mild walk, I get shaky and lightheaded and I sweat profusely. It feels very similar to a low blood sugar feeling. I have this experience both when I have eaten recently before exercising, and when I have not.
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (31 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Am I just really, really out of shape? Or is there something else going on? Is it normal to feel really out of it when you begin exercising? Cause I don't remember this feeling from when I used to be more active... the lightheadedness makes me feel really anxious and I don't want to start associating exercise with anxiety.