Tag: Health

Can One Exercise too Much?

Can One Exercise too Much?

The short answer to the question is YES! A pattern of chronic exercise in pursuit of extreme or narrowly focused fitness goals can trigger increased cravings for quick energy carbohydrates, inhibit fat metabolism, compromise immune function, exhaust the body’s stress management mechanisms, and break down lean muscle tissue. Yes, I did say, too much exercise … Continue reading Can One Exercise too Much?

Inflammation: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Inflammation: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Inflammation: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Part 1 of 2 Everyone who has had a sore throat, rash, hives, or a sprained ankle knows about inflammation. These are normal and appropriate responses of the immune — your body’s defense system — to infection and trauma. This kind of inflammation is good. We need … Continue reading Inflammation: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly