Let’s talk about over-training and obsessive exercise! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Yes, these are all real issues that happen more often than you think. Similar to how social media can warp our standards for beauty and success, it can also skew our perception of what an active lifestyle is.
It can be easy to follow several trainers, fitness influencers or body competitors and start to think that working out daily for hours is normal.
Welp 🗣 IT’S NOT and can be dangerous if taken to the extreme for long periods of time. Some are training for specific competitions while others are building a fitness business by posting daily. Nothing wrong with that but 150 minutes of exercise per week is the recommended amount to maintain a healthy routine for most people. This is the amount where you will experience those healthy benefits over the long term which is what we want, right? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It's important to note that being active isn't just about going to the gym. You could spend an hour in the gym daily and still be only *mildly* active due to being sedentary the other 23 hours in a day!
This is where taking the stairs, walking instead of driving, doing things manually, etc comes into play. An overall active lifestyle allows for you to perhaps miss a day at the gym without missing a beat! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So what are your thoughts? Is social media skewing our view of fitness?