We all keep on hearing how exercising is essential for a healthy and sound body as well as mind, you just can’t deny that you are missing out on a lot in life if you aren’t working out along with having a healthy diet. It’s all for fitness and mostly for weight loss and/or muscle building, so what can go wrong, right?
Well apparently, everything has two sides to it and so does the world of fitness. Seems like it, things can go wrong in there as well. Here’s what you need to look out for.
Poor sleep quality
This is why you really need to keep a check on what time you are working out, because a lot of us, especially the men folk workout after dinner and after their job hours. This results in them getting a very restless sleep. Mostly this is because of the muscle soreness that comes as a free ‘gift’ after almost every exercise session. It makes you twist and turn in bed. And sleep quality is something that you cannot compromise on, hence the best time is morning time or if you can take out sometime in the evening.
Wear and tear of muscle
Injuries are very common in the fitness world. One wrong move and you might be tied to the bed for weeks. There go all your fitness goals down the drain! Which is why you need a fitness professional or a coach to help you out and guide you for which exercise best suits your body type and how many repetitions are needed. Monitor small aches and pains and make sure they don’t turn into chronic ones. Nutright App is an excellent resource to have in you smartphone for this.
Poor oral health
This is a new one but it has gained massive attention by health professionals and dental experts worldwide. Even though the individuals who are at risk for this are those who are athletes or full-time body builders, the study behind it says that basically exercising alters the composition of saliva in your mouth leading to changes in your gums and teeth. Using a good mouth wash and regular flossing is just something we all can manage, no? Okay, regular teeth brushing maybe?
Risk for Coronary Diseases
Question: but isn’t exercise supposed to make your heart grow stronger and your body healthier? Well, not entirely if you overdo things. If you are way too much obsessed with body building and running or athletics in general, you really need to monitor your heart because you are very much likely to become vulnerable to abnormal heart activity, including enlargement of the chambers. Excess of anything is bad, no?
Addiction to working out
This may not sound like a big problem but speak to a desi mother whose son spends almost half of his day at work/college and the rest half at the gym, comes homes for lunch and dinner only, she’ll tell you what an azaab it is. Everything looks decent within limits and so does your passion for fitness. Things slip out of hands when you ignore your family life, friends, studies and work for those muscles.