We all know the type – up early for a jog, off to work, go to the gym at lunch time and then after work head to a netball game or back to the gym again.
But, I have been thinking lately; how much exercise is too much exercise?
It is a very interesting question because we are often talking about getting out and doing more because we are not doing enough. But lately I have been noticing a lot of people in my life (clients, RWF readers, friends, etc.) who are doing what I would consider to be too much exercise.
Some of the symptoms of over-exercising are:
- always thirsty and displaying other signs of dehydration;
- problems with sleep patterns (too much or too little);
- bad headaches;
- joint problems;
- not making muscle gain or fat loss progress
So how much is too much? I don’t want to give a definite answer here but instead open the floor to you. How much do you think is too much when it comes to exericse?