Being Allergic To Exercise Is A Real Thing That Can Happen
According to Popular Science the joke that people are allergic to exercise may have more truth to it than you'd expect.
The condition is called exercise-induced anaphylaxis, but before you throw away your sports bra and your running shoes, keep in mind that getting out of breath while running or feeling tired does not an exercise allergy make. There are actual real symptoms involved, and they can be pretty serious.
The symptoms, which include flushing, wheezing, hives, swelling, and nausea, and diharrea, only occur when you eat a "Trigger food" before exercising. Doctors still know very little about the allergy.
Maria Castells, an allergist at Brigham and Women's Hospital, told Popular Science that the lack of knowledge is due to a difficulty in re-creating the scenario for testing.
"There's no mouse model and no human model of the ideas," she said.
The amount of people who are legit allergic is far less than you'd assume, so you can continue making fun of your lazy friends who will to take any excuse not to hit the gym. The allergy only affects around 50 in every 100,000 people in the world, and only 2% of the western population.