Of course exercise is great and required to be our healthiest. But there is too much of a good thing. Too much exercise can have you taking steps back when it comes to your efforts to get healthier and seeing results with your body and actually has a name: overtraining. I’ve been there and done that and let me tell you I definitely don’t recommend it.
When I overtrained (back in college) I ended up with shin splints in my left leg, a stress fracture in the right, a broken right wrist, and depression… sound like fun? Learn from my mistakes and don’t do it!
Just watch this to see if you might be working out too much!
How often do you workout?
Right now I am hitting up the gym 3-4 days a week and I add some cardio workouts in there too. But I make sure to take at least 1 complete day off, which is normally Saturday. Though, the day is still spent staying active with cleaning my entire house, errands and trying to get to the beach or something with Dan.