The more you train, the more you are exposed to stress. If you don’t give your body time to heal and rest, you do more harm than good. Exercise not only affects your muscles, it also affects the digestive system, kidney function, hormone regulation and many other things.
These are five signs that the body needs a break.
You always have muscle inflammation
Muscle inflammation is fine if you are a beginner and changing your routine, but if you exercise regularly you do not need to have muscle inflammation constantly.
Depending on the muscle group, you should rest between 24 and 48 hours until the next workout. If you have inflammation after that, it is a sign that you are overdoing exercise.
Constant changes in mood and fatigue
Changes in mood, depression and fatigue are a common indicator that you are overdoing physical training.
Unusual heart rhythm
The best measure of being overworked and the best way to check if you need to take a break is to check your pulse. If the morning pulse is higher than normal, it is a sign that you are not ready for heavy training that day.
You’re constantly stiff
If you feel numb in some part of your body for several days in a row – this is another sign that you are overdoing the workout. Repeated activity can lead to serious injury. Stretching and massage are recommended.
The urine is dark yellow
While most people are aware that hydration is a must during training, many of you start training without consuming a large amount of fluid beforehand. You will see this in the urine which will turn dark yellow.
If you notice any of these signs, drink water and relax to protect your body from serious injury. After a while, you will continue your workout.