Wednesday, April 23, 2014

SIDE STITCHES

SIDE STITCHES TIPS & TREATMENT


SIDE STITCHES TIPS & TREATMENT

You are out for morning run and suddenly you get a sharp pain, a catch or stitch in your side. Side stitches are caused by a spasm in the diaphragm, the muscle between your chest and your abdomen, which isn’t getting the oxygen it needs.

  • Stop
  • Massage the area; it will release the cramped muscle.
  • Exhale deeply as you massage.
  • Get your breathing back to a normal pace, and then walk.
  • Learn to belly breath. Become aware of your breathing as you exercise.
  • Try to train yourself to have a bowel movement before you begin exercising.
  • Do not eat for two hours before strenuous exercise.