How much exercise is too much?

How much exercise is too much?

We’re often told that we need to get active and add more exercise to our lifestyle but just how much exercise is too much?

Regular exercise is important for overall wellbeing: it can help maintain a healthy weight, improve mental health and reduce the risk of developing some types of cancers.

Too much exercise can result in chronic soreness, mood issues, increased resting heart rate, decreased appetite and dehydration.

According to the experts at House Call Doctor, there are a multitude of factors that determine how much exercise you should do per week, such as body composition goals, age, training background, and overall health.

Recommendations

The Australian guidelines recommend 2.5 to 5 hours of moderate intensity exercise or 1.25 to 2.5 hours of vigorous exercise per week. The guidelines also recommend doing muscle strengthening activities at least 2 days a week.

If you’re hoping to lose weight, your exercise …