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When Too Much Exercise is Bad for Your Health

There’s nothing better for your health than exercise.   Exercise both treats and lowers risk of diseases including high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, cancer, and dementia.  Exercise strengthens your bones and muscles and improves posture and lung capacity to keep your body systems functioning at their best.   Exercise also strengthens your immunity to fight infections.  
The mental benefits of exercise cannot be beat:  studies have found exercise to be as effective as medication for depression.  Exercise improves sleep and mood, helps to manage stress, and keeps the mind clear.  It is a sure-fire way to improve longevity.  
With all these amazing benefits, is more exercise better?  Not necessarily.  Too much exercise can actually cause you harm.  While the threshold for over-exercise is different for everyone, if you are performing Intense exercise more than 2 hours a day, 7 days a week your health can be at risk. 
Here are signs you may be over-exercising: