Cardio Cries That You May Be Overdoing It

March 28, 2018

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Cardio.  You love it or hate it but once those feel-good endorphins kick in, you can get hooked on the treadmill, elliptical or stationary bike. But like everything in life too much of a good thing can be bad. It's important to always listen to your body and these are some of its cries that you may be overdoing it.  For instance shaky muscles (that lead to lack of control when you try to perform simple movements) mean that your body has reached the point of utter fatigue, and pushing it any further would most likely lead to injury.   Foot numbness or pins and needles in your feet during your workout can indicate nerve compression, ill-fitting shoes, a buildup of scar tissue in the foot, or swelling in the muscles and joints of your feet. Make sure you invest in a shoe with a generous amount of toe space, and additionally be mindful that you're not pushing through the actual lack of pain, in this situation. If you experience muscle cramps well after your workout, it can be an indicator of being overloaded, your body is dehydration or even heat stroke. If the cramps have been sticking around for a while, you should probably take a rest, grab some water, and breathe deeply. A regular headache after cardio can be caused by a number of different things, including changes in blood flow to the brain during your workout, an imbalance of electrolytes if you're not drinking enough water, or even a low blood sugar situation. To prevent things like dehydration and out-of-whack blood sugar levels, make sure not to over-exert yourself during your cardio workouts, and to always back off when your muscles cry for help.

SOURCE: Elite Daily

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