It’s tough to give exercise your all – and get excited
about it, nogal – when you’re plagued by niggles
and injury. Here’s how to recognise that you’re over-trained…
1. You feel flu-ish
leads to burnout which is horrible! You have flu-like symptoms due to adrenal
fatigue,” says Aneeka Buys, Virgin Active master trainer and the brains behind
the Women’s Health Shedding
For The Wedding exercise plan. At the burnout stage, don’t
focus on the numbers, focus on how you feel and do as much as you can, she
advises. Push to a point where you feel comfortable, but still challenged.
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2. You’re exhausted – but you can’t sleep
symptoms of burnout are decreased immunity and lightheadedness, says Buys.
Turmeric helps to regulate the immune system – and that’s just one of its many
superpowers. Add it to meals for a natural body boost.
3. You’re miserable to be around
athletes can become moody and easily irritated and sometimes even depressed,
says running coach Sean Tait of Off The Mark Training.
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4. You don’t rest, aka over-training…
is an important ingredient in ensuring that your body is able to perform optimally,”
1 000 co-founder and trainer Paul Rothschild. “Your body needs
rest for your muscles to repair and recover.”
5. You’re struggling to fit everything in
you analyse the types of athletes suffering from over-training, it’s often
multi-sport athletes,” says Tait. “They’re trying to train for two or three
sports at the same time and this puts their body more at risk of incurring
over-training syndrome.” Pick a chilled hobby instead.
This article was originally published on www.womenshealthsa.co.za
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