While in most cases exercising is important for good health, too much exercise and not enough calorie absorption in the body can be harmful and even dangerous to your health.
Excessive exercise, sometimes called compulsive exercise, can cause health problems, including dehydration, overuse injuries, such as stress fractures, osteoporosis, bradycardia or low heart rate, and arthritis.*
Common signs that a loved one may be over-exercising is if they exercise even when injured or sick, avoids social situations to exercise, and panics or experiences anxiety if they miss a workout.
To learn more about what to watch for, read When Does Exercising Become Unhealthy?
*This information was gathered from The Alliance for Eating Disorder Awareness.
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