A healthy life is about striking a balance. Yes, exercise is good for your wellbeing but there’s a bad side, particularly if you overdo it
“If you fail to maintain a balance between training and rest and recovery, the effects of overtraining may set in and your body can then struggle to keep up with the exercise load,” says biokineticist Letshego Zulu.
Signs you are exercising too much
Increased resting heart rate
Excessive weight loss
Loss of appetite
Constipation or diarrhea
Failure to recover fully from hard training sessions can lead to further injuries.
Muscle fibers develop numerous tears from strain
Signs of burnout
Shortness of breath
Reduce your time at the gym and the intensity of your exercises. Listen to your body and give it time to recover.