Is your exercise pattern detrimental to your health? When it comes to exercising; how many of us overdue it when it comes to our workout? Well, in today’s post; I’m going to let you in on a few secrets.
Since we all like to get some exercise; it is important to pay attention to our body. Arguably, I’m not telling you not to exercise. No doubt, we all get sore after exercising. Indeed, that is normal. However, when you’re pushing yourself to run or walk another mile or do another set of repetitions, it may be a good idea to slow down.
Your Muscles Ache
Although many of us are programmed with the old adage, “No pain, No gain”. But, is this realistic? No matter what exercise you’re doing; it is important to rest. Whether you stop and take a sip of water and count to 15 or skip a day of exercise; your body will thank you.
Your Exercise Pattern has you Exhausted
Ultimately, exercise means you have more energy. However, sometimes overexercising can have the opposite impact. For instance, if you feel tired during the day or need a nap; it is important to reevaluate. For more on this; visit our Sleep Deprivation Slows Your Performance post. If you’re in so much pain that you can barely move; slow down. Listen to your body.
Exercise Pattern has you Sick or in Pain
In fact, if you’re feeling sick or in a lot of pain; you need to stop. When you have severe discomfort; there is a chance there is something going on health-wise. For example, if you’re feeling dizzy or having trouble breathing; this could be an indication of a cardiovascular health issue.
At the same time, if you feel weak during a workout; stop immediately. If you don’t feel better after a few minutes; you should seek out medical assistance.
Over Exercising Leads to Burnout
In summary, we all know when it is time to take a break. If you’re spending too much time on exercise; it can eventually lead to burnout. Of course, life is about balance. Therefore, it is important to have the right amount of exercise in our life as well as free time for other stuff.
Make time for yourself.
As always, I welcome your comments.