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Athletic Balance

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The Main Problems Athletes Face

We all understand how important exercise is for the body, mind, and spirit. What many do not realize is that if you are chronically ill, injured, sleep-deprived, on a caloric restrictive diet, it’s possible for you to be overtraining at a much lower level of physical activity. The consequences can have a profound impact on your overall health and wellbeing.

From the competitive runner, cyclist, exercise enthusiast that does CrossFit, weight training, high-intensity interval training, or the weekend warrior participating in a Tough Mudder all are at potential risk for overtraining.

It doesn’t take much to be on a downward spiral. It is estimated that 61% of all serious runners go through a period of overtraining in their career.

Overtraining Symptoms You’re Probably Experiencing:

If you are overtraining whether you are an endurance athlete, avid Cross Fit enthusiast, or weekend warrior you can experience one or more of the following:

Increased time needed to recover
Chronic fatigue and lethargy
Difficulty sleeping
Decreased performance
Sore muscles and joint pain
Brain fog and difficulty focusing
Low sex drive
Absent menses
Depression or anxiety
Frequent injuries
Increased incidence and recovery time for colds/flu

Overtraining Symptoms You’re Probably Experiencing:

If you are overtraining whether you are an endurance athlete, avid Cross Fit enthusiast, or weekend warrior you can experience one or more of the following:

Increased time needed to recover
Chronic fatigue and lethargy
Difficulty sleeping
Decreased performance
Sore muscles and joint pain
Brain fog and difficulty focusing
Low sex drive
Absent menses
Depression or anxiety
Frequent injuries
Increased incidence and recovery time for colds/flu

Overtraining Solutions Without Limiting Performance

The key to recovery is to reduce or stop anything more than moderate physical activity for some time. How long depends on symptoms severity and how long you’ve been overtraining. Focus on gentle activities for recovery such as walking in nature, yoga, or massage. Address any underlying stress-induced HPA-Axis dysregulation, inflammation, gut dysbiosis, nutrient depletion, hormone imbalances, and oxidative stress. Get plenty of sleep and nap during the day. Ensure you do not restrict calories or diet once overtrained. Your body needs an adequate supply of macronutrients especially protein and micronutrients.

Overtraining Solutions Without Limiting Performance

The key to recovery is to reduce or stop anything more than moderate physical activity for some time. How long depends on symptoms severity and how long you’ve been overtraining. Focus on gentle activities for recovery such as walking in nature, yoga, or massage. Address any underlying stress-induced HPA-Axis dysregulation, inflammation, gut dysbiosis, nutrient depletion, hormone imbalances, and oxidative stress. Get plenty of sleep and nap during the day. Ensure you do not restrict calories or diet once overtrained. Your body needs an adequate supply of macronutrients especially protein and micronutrients.

Ready to Feel Better?

Start your journey with ALIGNOLOGY & Associates and book an appointment that serves you, your lifestyle, and your concerns.

Ready to Feel Better?

Start your journey with ALIGNOLOGY & Associates and book an appointment that serves you, your lifestyle, and your concerns.

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