Are you sometimes dizzy if you step on your foot after finishing your treadmill workout ? This can be a safety issue and you need to know how to avoid it.
Usually, when you get dizzy after stepping on the treadmill, it’s because you stopped so suddenly and didn’t give you a chance to cool off. After the run is over, after the cooldown has passed, blood flows throughout the body.
Because the heart rate and blood pressure drop rapidly, a sudden stop can cause irritation. Taking a slow cold allows your heart rate and blood pressure to drop gradually and safely.
Another factor is that you are detecting your body moving forward on the treadmill while the space around you remains stable. It’s got used to that frame of reference. When riding on a moving sidewalk or escalator, it takes time to readjust to changes in relationships. When you get off the treadmill, you can see your body return to the usual situation as it detects movement.
Most people only make this transition the moment they get confused. However, depending on your exercise and other factors, it may take some time to adjust. Like some people with motion sickness, they can be more affected than others. If you move more slowly at the end of your treadmill workout, the changes will become less drastic and better tolerate.
Another factor that can contribute to dizziness is dehydration. If you haven’t been drinking before and during exercise, make sure you’re drinking enough.
How to cool down on a treadmill
- After completing the working part of the run, slowly move the treadmill at 3.5 mph. Jog slowly for 5 minutes. You should feel both your heartbeat and your breath.
- Walk slowly on the treadmill at 3.0 mph for 3-5 minutes.
- If you’re worried about treadmill timeouts in your gym and the 10 minute cooldown isn’t enough, you’ll have to walk briskly for at least 3 to 5 minutes.
- After the cooldown , it’s a great time to do some post-stretching or yoga .
Use safety precautions on treadmills.
That little dizziness reminds me why it’s important to use safety precautions on treadmills . Before going on the treadmill belt, you need to start up at a slow speed. If it is set to start at high speed, it must be prevented from going off the scale. Attach an emergency stop cord to stop the treadmill in case of travel or faint. Make sure the belt stops before getting off the treadmill. When you get off the treadmill, hold the railing. Make sure you haven’t crossed into the area or there is no chance of falling over.
Do you still feel dizzy?
If you feel dizzy after exercise even after completing a proper cool time, talk to your doctor as something else may happen. You are likely to feel the effects of low blood sugar, dehydration, anemia, high blood pressure, drugs, inner ear problems, or heart disease.
This is a good clue to doing a basic physical exam to find the underlying problem.