How much working out is too much?

I'm probably the master of overtraining. I did it for years.

Too much is, well, too much. It is impossible to make that determination for another person - until his/her symptoms become evident.

Back in the day (in the 60's and 70's), people who worked out did so for athletic reasons. The whole "fitness craze" thing had yet to begin. I was in my competitive heyday until the mid to late 70's.

I thought I could continue at a competitive level until my "epiphany" at about 45 years of age. Slow learner.

I worked out tired. I worked out hurt. I worked out despite everything my body told me. I was "retired" in 1980; but I didn't get the memo until 1997. For 17 years it wasn't fun; it was work.

Fitness is healthy. Trying to be something you're not is unhealthy. Listen to your body. If you are tired, back off. If you are hurt, do not continue. Program your rest. If you are not a competitive athlete and you are your own coach, study your activities and study you. Exercise physiology is a science. A fitness lifestyle is an art. If you want to make it a life-long habit, give yourself plenty of rest...and, above all, have fun!


What should a guy do: be with the girl he loved and promised to marry from 5 years ago (love marriage), or get married to a girl whose family ask for him as a last wish of an ailing father (arranged marriage)?

It's a very tough situation to balance.Now you are able to see this world, breath, express feelings, doing actions everything is because you have a life and the reason for that is your parents so don't hurt them.well i don't mean that you should leave the girl, i am happy for your commitment towards

What if I don't want to exercise anymore. How do I still keep myself fit?

Hi Chirag!Hi!Staying fit is the most important thing and also the most challenging. Majority of people struggle doing the same. Often people don't realize that a good health is the biggest blessing and hence do not work towards adapting a lifestyle

Does exercise affect you immediately?

When you lift weights, it creates tears that need to be repaired. That and the left over metabolites stimulate the muscles to grow.They do start repairing themselves after every lift. They'll grow as much as they are able based on how much raw material is available to them. The more protein you