Are You Over-Exercising?

Written by Sukriti RijhsinghaniSep 16, 2023
Are you over-exercising?
Working out is an important part of your daily schedule. However, like with all things, you need to tread with caution. While it maybe tempting to increase the duration and intensity of your workouts to meet your goals, over-training can be a risk as it can cause injuries. We have listed a few symptoms that may suggest that you’re over-exercising.  
 
 

1. You lose interest in working out

You find yourself falling sick very often

When you overdo exercising, you tend to lose interest because of the decrease in enjoyment. This also often occurs in competitive sports. A drop in interest leads to decreased performance as well, eventually leading you to discontinuing your regime.

 

2. You feel fatigued

You find yourself falling sick very often

Physical and mental grogginess is a sign of over-training. If you have a very ambitious workout schedule, this tends to happen. Try to balance out your schedule with proper rest and ensure that you eat healthy. Fatigue can also lead to insomnia, so try striking a balance.

 

3. You don’t feel like eating

You find yourself falling sick very often

When you over-train, your body gets tired and stressed out. At this point, it starts releasing hormones like epinephrine and norepinephrine which are known to reduce your appetite. Often, one tends to overburden the body and many deficiencies like B12 and D3 also come to the fore which will also contribute to this loss of appetite.  

 

4. Fat gain

You find yourself falling sick very often

If you have lost weight but notice an increase in body fat suddenly, then you could be in the later stages of exercise overload. The body responds to prolonged stress by elevating stress hormones that include cortisol which causes your body to store fat. The decrease in muscle mass can cause you to shed a few pounds, but in the long run you’re accumulating more fat.

 

5. You find yourself falling sick very often

You find yourself falling sick very often

If your body does not agree, don’t push yourself for that workout as it will only weaken your immune system and cause injuries. In some cases, your body might take months to recover. So, nurture your body, give it a break when it needs it and then continue with the regime. Take up any routine under the guidance of a professional trainer. Ensure you follow a balanced diet and get sufficient rest to meet your fitness goals.
 

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