4 cases where you shouldn’t exercise
After reading the title of this article you may be thinking why a portal dedicated to fitness teaches us the reasons why you should not exercise. But the reality is that it is as essential to exercise as it is not to exercise when it is not recommended for our body. You probably don’t need to know the reasons for exercising because you already know them. That’s why we’re now showing you in which cases you shouldn’t exercise, i.e. exactly in which situations when too much sport can be very damaging to the body.
Exactly what situations shouldn’t you exercise in?
The fact that sport is good for us is nothing new to anyone, but what about the reasons why you shouldn’t exercise? Naturally, there are many reasons not to do so and here we show them:
1. You’re injured
Sometimes we see people going to the gym with their arms in a sling, or people with a fairly apparent limp crawling around the halls of the sports centre. Many of us have been taught the saying “No pain, no gain”, something that is culturally applauded but absolutely absurd. Pain is essential because it notifies us about our body, and there are 2 things you should never do: ignore injuries or shoelaces and continue training.
When the pain comes, your body tells you to stop. The next time the pain occurs, do the right thing: stop the exercise and pay attention to the signals your body sends you.
2. You have a fever
If you have a fever, stay home and rest. Fever shows that the body’s immune system is fighting off an infection, so it’s not the time to deal with exercise stress as well. If you exercise anyway, you should be very alarmed at your anatomical temperature and hydration, while anatomical fluids reduce when you have a fever. You won’t be able to do a huge training either, as the fever increases your heart rate at rest, leading to less effective training.
3. You try to avoid personal inconveniences.
Our health and well-being must be at the top of our life’s list of priorities, but our body is no more essential than your family, loved ones and work. In two thousand eight, it was established that one hundred and fifty minutes per week of moderately intense exercise showed “substantial health benefits” and that those who did one hundred and fifty minutes per week of exercise (compared to those who did not) had twenty percent less premature death. But if someone doubled that minimum level, then his danger of dying prematurely only got four percent auxiliary.
If you enjoy exercise and your way of life stops, then exercise one or two hours a day. But if your life doesn’t let you, instead of spending countless hours in the gym, try to do just twenty minutes of exercise and even this way you will get health benefits.
4. You’re exhausted because you haven’t slept enough.
Morning training can be just what you need after a restless night to boost your energy level and prepare you for the day. But if you feel more than fatigued, to the point of not being able to walk, skip the exercise and consult your doctor. Not sleeping well, extreme fatigue or persistent fatigue can be a sign of illness.
Don’t hesitate to ask your personal trainer or your doctor exactly when you shouldn’t exercise. Remember that if you’re sick or well injured, the best option is to postpone training for another time when you’re fully recovered and feel energetic about progressing your performance.