Are You Exercising Too Much?

Exercise is a wonderful thing for both mind and body. However, like most things in life, you can overdo it and actually create problems. Do you find you are spending more and more time at the gym or exercising at home? Is the amount of exercise going up without a corresponding increase in the benefits? Are you actually experiencing problems because of the degree of exercising you’re doing?

Here are some signs that you may be exercising too much:

Constant Pain

“No pain, no gain” is a familiar refrain when it comes to exercising and most us experience some during and after a good workout. However, if you are in exercise-induced pain for most of the day and it is keeping you awake at night, this is not healthy. This state can also leave you feeling irritable, even during times when anger is not called for.

Blood Pressure Issues

One of the reasons people exercise is to help lower their blood pressure. However, over exercising can actually cause your blood pressure to become too high, leading to health complications even in young and otherwise well people.

You’re Not Seeing Any Results

Many people give up on dieting because they reach a point where the pounds are not coming off like they used to. The same can be true with exercising; you can reach a plateau and not demonstrate the same level of improvement that was previously easy to attain. This can lead to a loss of motivation to exercise. Both are indicators that you need to slow down and even take some time off.

Fatigue and Low Energy

Are you no longer getting the post workout charge you previously enjoyed and are now actually feeling listless and easily fatigued? These are good indicators that you should take a holiday from exercising for a bit.