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Are You Over-Exercising? Written by Iris Hunter Although Collins knows the health benefits of exercising, she also knows how dangerous it is Although exercising is a “good” to over-exercise and identifies habit, over-exercising can easily some of the short-term and longterm symptoms that one should become a “bad” habit. be aware of in order to recognize if they are over-exercising; some If you are one of the countless individuals who have decided to of the short-term symptoms are having the inability to sleep, live a healthier life by getting into shape, then you really need having excessive muscle tenderness that lasts for days or to understand that exercising too much can be very harmful to even weeks, having a weaker immune system, feeling your body. soreness in your joints, and suffering from mood swings. In , owner of addition, some of the long-term , is a symptoms of over-exercising personal fitness trainer who understands how important it is include damaging your muscles, metabolism, skin, hair and your for individuals to consistently bones exercise to increase their chances of living a much Collins is also aware of how happier as well as a much common it is for an individual to healthier life. It is important to over-exercise. “It’s more exercise because it helps to common to over-exercise in control diseases, increase athletes than it is in everyday mobility and keep your heart individuals”, says Collins. Most healthy, she says. coaches are trained well enough Yes, it is possible to overexercise!

CONTENTS ● Are You OverExercising? Iris Hunter interviews LaKisha Collins, owner of YourWay2Wellness, LLC. ● Casting Call page 3

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Are You Over-Exercising? Continued... to know when an athlete is over training, however, if the athlete is exercising outside of the training sessions with their coach, then doing this could possibly lead to the them over-exercising, she says. So, how much time should you spend exercising? In order to figure out how much time you should spend exercising actually depends upon several things including your body assessment, the medications you are taking as well as if you are a weekend warrior or an athlete, says Collins. She continued to say that there are different factors that come into play when it comes to mapping out the right exercise program for each individual.

even if they stretch at night before they go to sleep or when they wake up in the morning because doing this will help with the aging process. “A lot of times people focus on resistance and focus on the endurance cardio but they forget flexibility stretching is very important.” It is best to warm up your body before you begin to exercise in order to help prevent any injuries and prepare the heart and muscles for the workout; warming up your body can include a light jog or even a brief walk, Collins says. She went on to say that you are then ready to begin your workout.

Know YOUr Limits Whether you are exercising in order There are various different types of to improve your overall health, relieve exercises, which are cardio some stress or just to have some fun, endurance, stretching and strength you should be careful not to overtraining, says Collins. The type of exercise since the affects can have exercise that you are engaging in will negative effects on your body. It is determine how long and how often great to exercise, but you just have to you should exercise. For example, know your limits and recognize one could engage in yoga flexibility different over training syndromes, up to five days per week. Collins says Collins. encourages individuals to stretch


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