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TOVA613 SparkPoints: (11,545)
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8/20/14 8:23 A

Sounds like sage advice to me. Thanks!

LEC358 SparkPoints: (11,135)
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8/20/14 8:06 A

I've made the mistake of trying to exercise after giving blood...I don't advise it at all. Like Coach Jen said, wait a day or two for your blood supply to replenish before exercising again.

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 63,706
8/20/14 6:17 A

If you are feeling weak and woozy, that's a sign that your body needs rest. I wouldn't try to push it with exercise, because that could end up making you feel worse.

Hope you feel better soon!

Coach Jen

TOVA613 SparkPoints: (11,545)
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8/20/14 3:12 A

I have had seven vials of blood taken out within the past 48 hours, and I'm feeling pretty weak and woozy. Should I refrain from exercising today?

I'm petite and too underweight to donate blood (not because I'm underweight per se, but because a normal BMI at 5'1" is often not high enough to donate), so I suspect it's having an effect on me. It would be nice to know for the future.

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