Walk New York to L.A.: If the Slogan Fits…
No pain, no gain? Never depend on a slogan when deciding on how to stay fit.
Exercise can be uncomfortable. Whether you’re striking a yoga pose or getting your power walk on, you’re pushing your lungs’, muscles’, heart’s and joints’ capacity to work. It’s not going to feel like laying back in a La-Z-Boy with the remote.
You may feel a burn during exercise when byproducts of working muscles build up. A few days after lifting dumbbells or doing pushups you might feel the soreness, which result from micro-tears in your muscles. The body rebuilds and adapts, muscles get stronger and increase the number of little power station cells that bring the muscles energy. These are good things that don’t always feel all that great. The trick is to stay attuned to how you feel and avoid doing more than your body is reasonably capable of recovering from.
A little discomfort is one thing, but pain is your body telling you to stop. So stop, already. Sharp pains in a joint, muscle or your chest are signs that something is wrong.
Here are some symptoms of too much exercise:
· Persistent muscle soreness
· Persistent fatigue
· Elevated resting heart rate
· Increased susceptibility to infections
· Increased incidence of injuries
· Mental breakdown
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