Too much of a good thing is never a good thing and you sometimes need to pump the brakes. In fact, too much exercise can actually lead you down the path to dependence. While it’s not a common disease we think about during our day-to-day lives, some people have what’s called, exercise dependence. If any of you follow my work in the industry, you know I have research published on the subject.
Exercise dependence while many will joke and think there’s no such thing, is an actual addiction. By definition, it’s a state characterized by a compulsive engagement in any form of physical exercise, despite negative consequences. Just like with any disease, such as alcoholism, the person affected is generally in denial and doesn’t want to admit they have a problem.