Top 5 Drawbacks of Over-Exercising


Exercising is one of the most important things you can do to build muscle, increase stamina, lose or maintain weight, and simply put, it keeps your body in tip-top shape! HOWEVER, over-exercise can be even more detrimental than no exercise at all! Pay attention to your body, because it will tell you when it needs a break. If you don't overstress yourself, you'll be fine, but if you continually overexert yourself, you could be in for...

1) Your body needs rest! Over-exercise can actually INCREASE your chances for an injury, ranging from tendon/ligament tears to bone fractures!

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2) Over-exercising releases stress chemicals into the body! This can lead to not only depression and anxiety, but also an increased heart rate!

3) Over-exercising can lead to fat GAIN! After prolonged exercise, the body releases Cortisol, which dissolves muscle and holds onto fat like a sponge!

4) Over-exercising can weaken your immune system, making it easier for you to get sick, and increase bodily inflammation! It has been shown that chronic inflammation can lead to heart disease, diabetes, and cancer!

5) Over-exercising can cause an overload on the body that is fatiguing, but can disrupt sleep patterns, leading to restlessness and insomnia!

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