There are amazing benefits exercise has, if done adequately and effectively but not excessively.
While most people suffer from lack of exercise, some people do end up exercising too much, either by exercising too intensely, and/or too frequently.
How long and how hard you push yourself in the bid to get the benefits of exercise end up turning into damages.
Overdosing on exercise can have detrimental effects on your health and it can also do more harm than good to the heart.
Exercising excessively or incorrectly can also backfire on your health in a number of ways. Overexercise does these to you:
1. It make the heart pump faster.The rate at nwhich you exercise determines the rate at which the heart pumps.
2.Your body can enter a catabolic state, in which your tissues break down.
3. It leaves you exhausted instead of it energizing you
4. You can develop microscopic tears in your muscle fibers which may fail to heal if you continue over-exercising. You also have an increased risk for injuries.
5. Decreased motivation or disinterest in exercise.
6. Overexercise could nullify your efforts of exercising.
7. Your immune system may be weakened if you overdo exercise.
8. It also leads to the hardening of the heart muscle and a buildup of calcium in the coronary arteries of some middle-aged endurance athletes.
9. Excess cortisol (a stress hormone) can be released, which may lead to chronic disease.
10. You may develop insomnia, especially if your workout is in the afternoon or evening. It makes you have trouble in sleeping.
11. It also makes you sick. As opposed to building your body up and making you stronger, over-exercising actually breaks your body down.
This weakens your immune system and therefore makes you more susceptible to illness.
12. Over-exercising puts stress on your body, causing an increase in levels of certain stress hormones such as cortisol. Increased stress hormone release cause mood changes.
13. Depression and irritability also comes in when the body is being overworked.
When it comes to healthy habits, the excess of a thing has side effects. This applies to exercise as well.