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When exercising too much becomes unhealthy

Tom Elliott
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Experts say an addiction to exercise can be unhealthy, and it’s all about moderation.

Exercise physiologist Naomi Ferstera told Tom Elliott it could become a very unhealthy habit.

“I prefer to think about it – are you exercising when your body has not yet recovered?” she said.

“So you’re still sore, you’re still feeling fatigued from the previous session.

“And if you were to miss that session, are there negative feelings associated with that, do you feel guilty?”

Ms Ferstera said she knew of some people who exercised in secret, or avoided going out and being social of a nighttime if it interfered with their routines.

“It can have significant impacts on people far more than just a few days of a little bit of pain.”

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