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Exercising for hours can lead to depression, loss of esteem and poor brain function

May 26, 2010

Overexercising often leads to loss of appetite, fatigue, depression, anxiety and swings in mood and possible increase in flu like symptoms.

The more I spend around people the more I realize how important is to train effectively. Go to your local gym and you will see people training for hours like if there was no tomorrow. No matter if you are a runner, a lifter or if you just want to get toned is extremely important that you know to train effectively.

What is to train effectively? Remember your first 10-30 minutes are your best ones. You are motivated, your body is ready, your heart will start pumping blood to all your muscles and your hormones will start functioning.

Hormones play an important role when comes to training effectively

hormonal response. Exercise science is evolving rapidly and now the latest trend in exercise science is studying how we can train more effectively. Hormones are extremely important for their function. Hormones can alter existing cells in our body. Why is this so important? Because in exercise science we are looking mainly at two of them:

Anabolic vs Catabolic Hormones. In simple terms Anabolic hormones tend toward “building up” cells and tissues. These structures produce growth and may alter cells and increase in body size. Examples of anabolic processes include the growth and mineralization of bone and increases in muscle mass. Catabolic hormones destroy cells and tissues in the sense that the constant effort requires the breakdown of molecules producing fatigue, oxidative stress and so on. Again I want to explain it in simple terms since this can be so complicated but it is necessary that you know it since it will help you change how you see your training forever.

As important it is to train effectively as important it is to let your body recover appropriately

Practical Example: Make sure you write down short and long term goals. You need to be realistic. If you set up your goals in a an unrealistic way your Mind will be extremely mean at you like an angry coach and you do not want that!

Thanks for reading!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Kristina permalink
    June 4, 2010 6:24 pm

    I COMPLETELY disagree. That’s all.

    • June 4, 2010 6:29 pm

      you disagree? How come? do you know that my article is based on meta analysis studies (meta analysis are over hundred of studies regarding a subject).
      If you are going to write such a statement you should at least elaborate your argument so I can at least respond. The truth of the matter is that anything you do for over 1 hour you will be doing more harm to your body than good and i can send you tons of studies. Training effectively is the way to go.

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