Exercise addiction: Five signs that show you are an addict

Addiction to alcohol is too clich , addiction to exercise is new. While there are many health benefits of exercise, excess of anything is bad. Here are few signs that you are addicted to exercise and workout regimes

Written by Paras Hemrajani | Updated : November 28, 2019 8:31 PM IST

Exercising For The Benefit Of Heart Health

Exercise is vital in promoting lower blood pressure, reducing cholesterol levels, managing weight, and enhancing overall well-being. Here's how to exercise for heart health. Before starting any exercise program, especially if you have pre-existing medical conditions or are older and less active, it's essential to consult with your healthcare provider. They can guide safe exercise routines tailored to your needs and health status.

Working Out In Pain

Working out in pain: People who constantly workout and indulge in physical strain often experience regular muscle soreness, because the body wants to rest but addiction is leading to overuse of their joints, bones and limbs. People who are addicted to exercise work out even when in pain, which is a major sign of exercise addiction. Exercising in pain increases the risk of chronic muscle injuries like rhabdomyolysis. Also Read - Want To Enjoy Wedding Food Without Regret? Here Are Some Tips To Help You

Lack Of Sleep

Lack of sleep: Exercise addiction can damage a person’s stress-response systems, which could lead to release of cortisol and adrenaline hormones. These are linked to sleeping problems like insomnia. Over-working of muscles keeps the body restless and hyperexcitable, which could also cause difficulty sleeping.

Breathlessness Even At Rest

Breathlessness even at rest: Exercising without rest can damage your heart. The damage includes thicker heart walls, arrhythmias (irregular heart rate) and scarring of the heart, which could cause elevated heartbeat even at rest. Damage to the heart can cause trouble in breathing, tightness in chest and could lead to sudden cardiac arrest.

Cause Eating Disorders

Eating disorders: Addiction to exercise can lower the levels of a hormone called ghrelin that stimulates appetite and raises the levels of peptide, which is responsible for the suppression of appetite, states Loughborough University, UK. Eating disorders make the person prone to arrhythmias, osteoporosis and other physical injuries. Also Read - Winter Diet: 7 Amazing Benefits Of Eating Chili Amidst Cold Weather