Ever wonder if you are walking the fine line between over exercising and healthy movement? Take a few minutes and answer the following questions.
Feel guilty and uneasy if you miss one exercise session
Feel obligated to exercise even when you don’t want to
Make up for one missed workout by doubling it the next session
Intentionally miss work or school to squeeze in another workout
If you overeat, you feel the need to exercise to make up for it
You force yourself to exercise, even if you don’t feel well
You prefer to exercise rather than being with friends
You become very upset if you miss a workout
You base the amount you exercise on how much you eat
You’ve trouble sitting still because you think you’re not burning calories
You worry that you’ll gain weight if you skip exercising for a day
You no longer experience pleasure during exercise
You can’t bring yourself to take a day off from exercise
You perform poorly when workout
So, how do you tally? Exercise too much, huh?
OK, OK, OK,…………
There’re exceptions to this.
- Some of you might have to train or exercise more because you’re:
- An athlete – even then, I still see over training as dangerous
- Participating in a sports event, like a marathon
- On a weight loss program
But the motto remains that – don’t over do it……BALANCE!
by: Adrien Paczosa, RD, LD
Adrien Paczosa is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian practicing in Austin, Texas and the surrounding counties.
She is the owner and founder of I Live Well Nutrition her Dietitian practice which started in 2007 and serves clients in the Austin, Texas area in two locations. Fearless Practitioners, the division of her business that offers training to dietitians and wellness professionals.