Exercise Is Important for Health and Longevity, Yet, Too Much Exercise Can Be Harmful
Do you insist on rising at five to run each morning, even when your back is aching, and black ice coats the streets? Do you only feel good when you’re training for triathlons? Is eating merely a way to replenish for the next race? Then you may have an exercise addiction. Thirty minutes a day of moderate physical activity is enough to help prevent things like diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. Exercise addicts tend to think a two-hour run makes them four times as healthy. It doesn’t work that way. Too much exercise can lead to injuries, exhaustion, depression, and suicide. It can also cause lasting physical harm.