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Stop over-exercising! Your body will thank you.

If you’re a person who loves going to the gym and working out with the motivation of “no pain, no gain”, you need to read this. Just like overdoing anything is terrible for you, the same applies to working out. In this article, we’ll go through over-exercising and how it is harmful to you, your body, and your health. Furthermore, we’ll explore its adverse effects and the safest level to exercise.

What is over-exercising?

You must have heard the “no pain, no gain” and “push your physical limits”, Yes? We know. Those may sound motivating and words of encouragement to push your physical limits for better health, body, and fitness, but over-exercising does the opposite.

Ideally speaking, exercise is supposed to help you keep your body fit and healthy. Moreover, it allows you to maintain a healthy weight and improve cardiovascular health. It even works in getting rid of depression to some extent.

So, what’s the line between regular exercise and over-exercise? Well, it depends upon your choice of workout, your age, and your present health condition. However, if you’re exercising for more than 300 minutes a week, then you’re over-exercising. Therefore, putting your health in jeopardy and yourself at risk of physical burnout. Physical burnout is also called OTS or overtraining syndrome, which opens a pandora’s box for your body and health.

Why is over-exercising harmful for you?

As discussed above, pushing your physical activities beyond your body limits can lead to OTS or simply physical burnout. For every individual, a specific point exists beyond which they can’t endure anymore. Now, going beyond that point of endurance while working out is harmful than beneficial. One can reach that point with over-exercising. Your body needs time to heal and get properly recovered after every workout.

What is OTS?

The overtraining syndrome, in most exact words, is physical burnout, as mentioned above. In-depth, it is an imbalance between training/exercise and recovery of the body.

According to American Council on Exercise (ACE), OTS impacts both males and females equally if exercised beyond their limits.

ACE further says, “Whether you are male or female, you are equally at risk for OTS, so recognizing the early signs and combating them can prevent detrimental fitness and health outcomes.”

OTS is even harmful to phycological well-being as well. If a person is affected with OTS, they’ll feel guilty or anxious if they’re not exercising. More seriously, whether they’re sick, unwell, or heavily fatigued due to OTS, they may continue exercising. All this is highly harmful to an individual.

Detrimental effects linked to OTS

There are various illnesses and disorders linked to OTS. It results in hormonal dysfunction, anorexia, rhabdomyolysis, impaired metabolism, poor immunity, increased cardiovascular stress, decreased performance, fatigue and chronic injury. Make no mistake, each and every one of them is dangerous for you.

What is the safest level to exercise?

Now the safest level of exercise again depends on induvial to individual. The factors that need to be considered are their age, health condition and workout routines.

However, in general, the American Heart Association (AHA) states a safety limit for working out. AHA recommends for optimal health and well-being of adults; less than 150 minutes of moderate workout per week is ideal. For more intensive exercises, AHA states that 75 minutes of intensive training is okay as well. Furthermore, individuals can mix both moderate and intensive in the safety limits and keeping their limitations in mind.

If you’re a person who loves going to the gym and working out with the motivation of “no pain, no gain”, you need to read this. Just like overdoing anything is terrible for you, the same applies to working out. In this article, we’ll go through over-exercising and how it is harmful to you, your body, and your health. Furthermore, we’ll explore its adverse effects and the safest level to exercise.

What is over-exercising?

You must have heard the “no pain, no gain” and “push your physical limits”, Yes? We know. Those may sound motivating and words of encouragement to push your physical limits for better health, body, and fitness, but over-exercising does the opposite.

Ideally speaking, exercise is supposed to help you keep your body fit and healthy. Moreover, it allows you to maintain a healthy weight and improve cardiovascular health. It even works in getting rid of depression to some extent.

So, what’s the line between regular exercise and over-exercise? Well, it depends upon your choice of workout, your age, and your present health condition. However, if you’re exercising for more than 300 minutes a week, then you’re over-exercising. Therefore, putting your health in jeopardy and yourself at risk of physical burnout. Physical burnout is also called OTS or overtraining syndrome, which opens a pandora’s box for your body and health.

Why is over-exercising harmful for you?

As discussed above, pushing your physical activities beyond your body limits can lead to OTS or simply physical burnout. For every individual, a specific point exists beyond which they can’t endure anymore. Now, going beyond that point of endurance while working out is harmful than beneficial. One can reach that point with over-exercising. Your body needs time to heal and get properly recovered after every workout.

What is OTS?

The overtraining syndrome, in most exact words, is physical burnout, as mentioned above. In-depth, it is an imbalance between training/exercise and recovery of the body.

According to American Council on Exercise (ACE), OTS impacts both males and females equally if exercised beyond their limits.

ACE further says, “Whether you are male or female, you are equally at risk for OTS, so recognizing the early signs and combating them can prevent detrimental fitness and health outcomes.”

OTS is even harmful to phycological well-being as well. If a person is affected with OTS, they’ll feel guilty or anxious if they’re not exercising. More seriously, whether they’re sick, unwell, or heavily fatigued due to OTS, they may continue exercising. All this is highly harmful to an individual.

Detrimental effects linked to OTS

There are various illnesses and disorders linked to OTS. It results in hormonal dysfunction, anorexia, rhabdomyolysis, impaired metabolism, poor immunity, increased cardiovascular stress, decreased performance, fatigue and chronic injury. Make no mistake, each and every one of them is dangerous for you.

What is the safest level to exercise?

Now the safest level of exercise again depends on induvial to individual. The factors that need to be considered are their age, health condition and workout routines.

However, in general, the American Heart Association (AHA) states a safety limit for working out. AHA recommends for optimal health and well-being of adults; less than 150 minutes of moderate workout per week is ideal. For more intensive exercises, AHA states that 75 minutes of intensive training is okay as well. Furthermore, individuals can mix both moderate and intensive in the safety limits and keeping their limitations in mind.

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