Perhaps you are feeling sluggish, tired, or sore, but you want to keep pushing to meet your goals. Many of us exercise to increase muscle mass, decrease fat, and/or increase performance. But when are you doing more harm than good? And what are the best ways to recover from a particularly hard work out?
In this article from US News and World Report, get some tips on how to ensure your efforts keep you moving in the direction you want.
Signs you may be exercising too much and not getting enough rest:
- Decreased performance
- Disinterest in exercise
- Mood changes
- Delayed recovery time
- Elevated resting heart rate
- Diminished appetite
- Fat gain
- Weakened immune system
The article How to Know if You’re Exercising Too Much also includes tips on how and when to rest to give you body the time it needs after challenging workouts to not only recover, but also use that recovery time to get stronger. And of course, proper nutrition and rest are key to keeping yourself going strong.
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