Exercise And Harm

Anytime you exercise, your brain releases chemicals

known as endorphins that produce a feeling of euphoria,

which is known as “runners high”, which is also very

easy to become chemically addicted to.

Without this rush, you’ll feel irritable and out of

it until you exercise again. Therefore, you’ll go

on exercising and not listen to what your body is

actually telling you – which is to stop.

The main reason addicts will continue to push themselves

lies in what will happen when they don’t work out.

Normally when they are unable to exercise, they will

display signs of depression, anxiety, confusion,

and be less happy with themselves.

Aches and pains

Over exercising doesn’t only affect the mind, but the

body as well. Exercise will initially do what it

is intended to do, give you a fit body but once you

cross the line however, it can drastic. Muscle

damage, osteoarthritis, and heart problems will all

be waiting in the wings if you continue to overdo

it. The body has limits and if you push beyond

that limit, you’ll do nothing but harm yourself.

Obsessive exercise tends to happen among those who

are new to exercise. Therefore, if you are keen

to reap the benefits of getting fit, you’ll tend

to overstep the limits.

The initial signs of over exercise are exhaustion,

which can lead to a build up of fatigue. Keep in

mind, it isn’t only the muscles that are at risk,

but the bones as well. Many people who exercise

push themselves to the point of injuries such as

shin splints or even stress fractures, then refuse

to rest, which causes greater and sometimes even

permanent damage.

Even a brisk walk in the morning doesn’t come

without risk, as walking too much can lead to

osteoarthritis. When you walk, you are working

against gravity. Even though you are exercising

your muscles, you are also harming your knee joints

as well.

Many people who walk up to an hour or more everyday

end up with complaints of aches in the knees. The

fact is, jogging also harms the knees, and too

many sit ups can hurt as well. As with any type

of exercise, moderation is the key.

You should always start off gradually, and combine

several different types of workouts, which is one

thing that obsessive exercisers forget to do. One

of the biggest complication factors of people who

get addicted to exercise is that they will tend

to perform the same workout each and every day,

which further increases the risk of permanent damage.

Think right

You should never work out to the point where you

feel completely exhausted once you have finished.

Your limit with exercise should be 45 minutes to an

hour, four or five days a week. When you are

finished, your workout should leave you feeling

fresh and energetic. Every week should make it a

point to take a day’s break – as your body will

need to relax and rejuvenate.

The key to achieving this completely lies in your

attitude, as exercising is the way to a healthy

life. If you do it only to please yourself, you’ll

defeat the entire purpose when you stand there on

the weighing machine.

If you take things one day at a time and don’t

over do it, you’ll be well on your way to a healthy

body. Exercising can be a lot of fun and a way

to relax, if you don’t rush it. Start off slow

and gradually work your way up. Before you know it,

you’ll know how to prevent injuries before they

happen and you’ll know exactly what you need to

do to remain healthy.

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