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Over-Exercising

Obsession with exercise to compensate for food intake.

  • Exercising to get rid of body fat, cellulite and pounds that goes beyond "healthy" exercising by taking over your life.
  • Working out several times per day.
  • Beginning to plan your day around this rigid exercise regime.
  • Spending more time exercising than with friends.
  • May include disordered eating.

Warning Signs of Over-exercising:

  • Low body weight
  • Tired and weak
  • Frequent injuries and stress fractures

Health Consequences of Over-exercising:

  • Dehydration
  • Stress fracture and osteoporosis
  • Degenerative arthritis
  • Amenorrea (loss of menstrual cycle) and reproductive problems
  • Heart problems