It's possible to exercise too much — here's what it can do to your body and brain. If working out is good for you, then working out more can only be better for you, right? Not quite. Too many trips to the gym or cardio sessions could actually undo all of those gains you've been working towards. Worse, they might be doing damage to your heart, arteries, and causing your brain to become addicted to exercise. Scary stuff! Exercising is supposed to be good for you. It can help you stay at a healthy weight, improve your cardiovascular health, and even ward off depression. But like most things, it's possible to over-do it. And getting too much exercise can have serious consequences for your body and brain. So, what exactly is "too much" exercising?
Well, it depends on factors like your age, health, and choice of workouts. But in general, adults should get around five hours a week of moderate exercise or two and a half hours of more intense activity. Or some combination of the two. But research shows that going way above and beyond that doesn't increase your health benefits.
One unsurprising study found that light to moderate runners had a lower risk of death than people who didn't exercise. But, in a surprising turn, some people who ran at a faster pace for more than three times a week had a similar risk of dying as the non-runners. So running too much, and too intensely, seems to undo some of the health benefits gained from regular running. It is only one example but there are many others.🙁 So, excessive exercise doesn't provide more benefits than moderate exercise. And it could be more risky. #fitfamuk #gymgirl #fitwomen #fitmom #fitmotivation #fitlife #fitnesslife #fitnessinspiration #fitnessmotivation #bodybuilding #bodytransformation #fitfluential #fitnessaddict #healthylifestyletips #fitnesstips #fitnessfun #workout #workoutmotivation #gym #gymmotivation #stayfit #fitnessgear #instafit #fitinspiration #fitnessblogger_de #fitfamde #fitfamgermany #fitfamdeutschland - 18 minutes ago