is beneficial but if you overdo it and exercise too much, your body will suffer.
signs of exercising too much include
making exercise a priority over personal relationships
feeling "withdrawal symptoms" such as irritability when unable to exercise
guilty or depressed when you don't exercise
like your job or relationships get in the way of exercise
school, college or work to exercise
regardless of injuries, tiredness or illness
the concerns of your friends and family about your attitude to exercise.
of the most common risks of exercising too much are listed below.
exercise without adequate recovery stresses the body, decreasing immune function
and increasing the chance of respiratory infection.
who's body-fat level falls below 13 to 17 percent can stop menstruating, a condition
- When a woman is experiencing amenorrhea, she is infertile.
caused by excessive exercise is reversible when body-fat returns to normal. Normal
levels are usually above 20 percent.
and Cognition Problems
who exercise too much can suffer from withdrawal symptoms including sleep disturbances,
depression, anxiety, confusion, and difficulty concentrating when they miss a
day of exercise.
male and females who exercise too much are at a higher risk for developing osteoporosis and stress fractures.
- Women can suffer irreversible bone loss if they
are not menstruating.
rest or treatment for injuries can result in chronic damage to connective tissue.
who exercise too much also experience muscle soreness when they do not exercise.
of building muscle, too much exercise can destroy muscle mass, especially if the
body is not getting enough nutrition, forcing it to break down muscle for energy.