Beware overtraining! For some the thought of training too much may be near impossible to fathom, but for those of us who can’t imagine a day in which they didn’t perform some form of physical activity, overtraining is a real risk.
How do you know when you’ve overtrained? The signs aren’t always clear but there are several you need to watch out for, including chronic fatigue, headaches, muscle soreness lasting more than three days and even skin sensitivity. While exercising is one of the best things you can do for your body, exercising too much can have a seriously deleterious effect.
Remember, your body does all of its growth and recuperation between workouts, not during them, so make sure to give it plenty of rest time accompanied by proper nutrition if you’re going to make physical demands on it.