Health Tip of the Day ~ Signs You Are You Overdoing It at the Gym?

How too Much Exercise can Hurt

To get stronger and faster, you need to push your body. But you also need to rest. Rest is an important part of training. It allows your body to recover for your next workout. When you do not get enough rest, it can lead to poor performance and health problems. Pushing too hard for too long can backfire. Here are some symptoms of too much exercise:

    • Being unable to perform at the same level
    • Needing longer periods of rest
    • Feeling tired
    • Being depressed
    • Having mood swings or irritability
    • Having trouble sleeping
    • Feeling sore muscles or heavy limbs
    • Getting overuse injuries
    • Losing motivation
    • Getting more colds
    • Losing weight
    • Feeling anxiety

If you have been exercising a lot and have any of these symptoms, cut back on exercise or rest completely for 1 or 2 weeks. Often, this is all it takes to recover.If you are still tired after 1 or 2 weeks of rest, see your health care provider. You may need to keep resting or dial back your workouts for a month or longer. Your provider can help you decide how and when it is safe to start exercising again.


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