Are you overtraining? By Sadie Flynn via Austin Fit Magazine
Fitness is good, and fitness is fun. But like anything else, too much of a good (and fun) thing can be detrimental. How do you know when this beneficial thing in your life has turned into an unhealthy obsession, causing physical harm? It’s a slow and sneaky progression, so it’s important to know the signs.
In this article, Sadie breaks down the difference between overreaching vs. overtraining. Both have specific symptoms to pay attention to, and overreaching is the gateway to overtraining.
“The tough part about having a preoccupation with health and fitness is that it’s a sneaky snowball. What began as an honest hobby, slowly over time grew into a lifestyle, then devolved into an addiction. So, what are some signs that you or someone you know might be snowballing their way into stress fractures or snapped knee caps, and what can you do to help thwart physical and psychological damage? Grab an ergonomic chair and let’s discuss.”
Check out the full article here, and take a second to assess your own workout habits!