Overtraining is caused by excessively challenging our mind and body with physical activity beyond its normal capabilities, without providing it with adequate rest to recover. These excessive stressors on the body can lead to both chronic and acute injuries.
Some signs that you may be overtraining are disturbed mood states (fatigue, depression, irritability and loss of competitive drive), elevated resting pulse and painful muscles, insomnia, loss of appetite and altered immune function. Symptoms vary between individuals. If you think you might be struggling with overtraining, speak with a health professional.
If left untreated, you risk seriously hurting your body.