Written by Page Love, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD, Board President of EDIN, Owner of Nutrifit Sport Therapy
Reposted from Oliver-Pyatt Center's blog
Many of us have been influenced by the diet and exercise obsessed culture and have been pushed to an extreme to over-exercise. But, for many, they are not aware that their exercise routines are abnormally excessive. For many of us, we choose exercise as a coping tool for stress and feeling overwhelmed. Many of my clients report decreases in anxiety when over-exercising, yet do not realize that they are hurting their bodies and creating imbalance in their lives in other ways.
You may be struggling with over-exercise if:
What can you do to set reasonable limits on your exercise and develop and more normalized and balanced movement routine:
If you feel you struggle with over-exercise to an extreme, consider reaching out for guidance and support to a psychotherapist, registered dietitian, or certified strength trainer who have experience working with exercise addiction and over-exercise. The following organizations may be helpful in finding a certified professional that may be a good fit for you: