While regular exercise results in better physical and mental health, over-exercising
carries certain risks. You undoubtedly have heard tragic stories of deaths
that have occurred during overzealous training. Here are some dangers
involved in excessive workouts:
Overtaxing the body through too much exercise can produce adrenal fatigue.
In this condition, the adrenal gland stops producing adequate amounts
of stress hormones like cortisol and adrenalin. Symptoms include fatigue
and loss of appetite.
- Sleep Disturbances and Negative Moods
When the body undergoes continual stress, the adrenal malfunction that
ensues can lead to depression, irritability, and lethargy. The changes
in the endocrine system can also cause insomnia, which produces concentration
problems during the day. It may even result in an increased risk of suicidal
Excessive exercise can damage the heart and trigger cardiac arrest, otherwise
known as a heart attack. Noted natural health practitioner Dr. Joseph
Mercola reports that a
study presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress 2010 in Montreal found
prolonged vigorous exercise elevates the risk of heart problems seven-fold.
Other research shows it can cause atherosclerosis and disorders in heart
rhythm as well as enlargement of the heart.
The above problems reveal that the body needs a proper balance of rest
and exercise. Without enough downtime, the body can’t repair itself
adequately. Too much of this good thing can have grave consequences.
Sometimes the equipment people use to exercise can also cause injuries.
For more information, see
Overinflated Exercise Balls Pose Risk of Injuries.
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