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5/9/12 3:13 P

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I get the same thing too! I tend to get it at the 20 minute mark on machines, so I'll work for 20 minutes on one machine and then switch to a different one. I'll have to try the flat-footed suggestion posted here... I'm not really sure how I'm working my feet.

As far as feeling shaky, I used to have the same problem. When you work out real hard, your blood sugar can drop like a rock. It also tends to happen more when your body is going through a metabolic change (like your metabolism is increasing). My doctor recommended eating a snack before eating out and then carrying a power/meal replacement bar in my bag. If I felt shaky I was to take a bite or two of the bar and wait 5 minutes to digest. It actually worked really well. I always keep snacks with me now. My favorite one to pack is Trader Joe's Cinnamon almonds - it's sugar and protein along with healthy fats in a simple nut!

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5/7/12 12:52 P

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My toes have tried to go numb on the elliptical. What I figured out is that I am more on my toes and so have switched to staying more flat-footed and did not get numb. The shakiness is probably low blood sugar. If you're not hungry before working out, you could always drink gatorade during the workout. That should give you enough sugar to keep the shakiness away.

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5/7/12 1:08 A

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What about taking turmeric capsules (whatever dosage is recommended). It reduces inflammation. I've had to deal with carpel tunnel since I got pregnant with my daughter, and also my feet would get numb on the eliptical. But I've been sticking to a diet that is specifically for anti-inflammatory problems (can be heart related too) and I haven't felt my hands get numb since I started. Chia seed is also a wonderful supplement for anti-inflammatory problems. Hope that helps! You should never think that going numb is normal or something you just have to deal with.

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5/6/12 8:43 P

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When I go bike riding my arms and hands tend to go numb.... not sure what that is all about.

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4/24/12 2:33 P

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I found that loosening my laces helped a little bit, but for the most part it still happens. Hopefully we can both find a solution soon.

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4/24/12 2:19 P

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I get the same numbness in my feet on the elliptical and I've just learned to ignore it. It hasn't gotten better no matter how much smaller I get, or if I work slower/harder, or if I change my shoes. I've tried other ellipticals and it happens on all of them. I have to just guess this is normal.

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4/24/12 2:02 P

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I'm so glad you asked this question. I have the same issue with my feet. I've always just worked through it and they feel better later. I've tried loosening my shoestrings, but it doesn't help. It happens on the elliptical as well as with other workouts, especially Walk-Away-The-Pounds.

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4/23/12 4:55 P

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i'll try that tomorrow. emoticon

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4/23/12 4:53 P

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I do have back problems, nothing as serious as yrs but i have scoliosis, n after having 4 kids who wouldn't have back problems, right. i do make sure to drink lots of water throughout the day but not necessarily before my w/o.

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4/23/12 2:57 P

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I agree with the others: you may just need to eat something before you work out. I'm not sure about the numbness, but the shakes are probably food related..

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4/23/12 1:24 P

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The numbness might also be from your shoes being tied too tight.

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4/23/12 12:11 P

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I have the same problem after about 25 minutes on the eliptical or treadmill. I was told sometimes it is normal and not to be alarmed about the numbness. Sometime the pounding of the feet can cause that just go to a cool down, slower pace when it happens to help with the circulation issue. I always worry I am going to injure myself because of the numbness. Not sure about the shakiness you may be pushing your body to hard while it is not properly fueled. In other words you may want to eat a carb before hitting the gym. yogurt, granola bar, etc.

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4/23/12 11:51 A

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Do you have back problems? I have herniated discs in my lower back and it causes numbness in my toes.
Shakyness can come from not eating enough and working out. Also, are you making sure to stay hydrated?

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4/23/12 11:37 A

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I've noticed that during my workout my left foot starts going numb, so i step down, walk around for a min and resume, and the same thing happens, should i be worried? I'm also shaky after most work outs. i don't know if this is normal but, i am concerned.

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