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Overtraining - osteopathic advice and management



Overtraining is when your training regime surpasses your body's ability to recover and recuperate. If recovery is not optimum, or not sufficient, injuries can occur.


Training again without fully recovering can lead to injuries, poor sports performance and reduced psychological well-being.


Not only training intensely, but athletes training together with situations affecting psychological, emotional, spiritual well-being.


There are certain signs to look out:


Physiological


1. Higher resting heart rate


2. Changes in normal blood pressure


3. Delayed return to normal heart rate


4. Elevated basal metabolic rate


5. Elevated body temperature


6. Weight loss/excessive thirst


7. Impeded respiration


8. Subcostal aching (pain below the ribs)


9. Bowel disorders (bouts of constipation or diarrhoea)


Psychological


1. Sleep disturbances


2. Loss of self-confidence, mainly in physical performance


3. Drowsiness and apathy


4. Irritability


5. Emotional and motivational imbalance


6. Excessive, prolonged weariness


7. Lack of appetite (anorexia)


8. Fatigue


9. Depression


10. Anxiety


11. Anger/hostility


12. Confusion


The key factor if listening to your body, and seek advice."

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