Regular exercise is usually recommended for anyone, but what happens if you work out every day? Can you actually cause any harm to your body?
Some people find it really hard to squeeze workout sessions into their schedule, but other people are used to working out every day and cannot picture their routine without their daily dose of exercise.
Can working out every day be harmful?
Opinions regarding whether exercising every day can have harmful effects differ greatly. Experts recommend adults to do five days a week 60 minutes of cardio, but is exceeding this amount can cause harm to our bodies?
When does a lot of exercise become too much?
The answer depends on the type of exercise you choose to do and how varied your sessions are. If you lift heavy weights or run for hours every day, it can cause joint problems, muscle strain and even an increased risk of heart problems –it is very rare, though. Muscles need time to repair themselves and grow, and if you tear down the same muscles on a daily basis, you might even experience muscle loss.
If you vary your muscle group and only exercise a group of muscles two or three times a week, you can train every day. If your muscles are sore, it’s because they need to repair and grow, so make sure don’t work out a group of muscles that is sore.