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Am I exercising too much?
jennyli posted:
I am 5'1", female around 110lb and 31 years old.
I practice Bikram yoga almost everyday (sometimes twice a day). I also run no less than 3 miles, but no more than 6miles, 4 times a week (and yes, sometimes I will run on the same days I do Bikram). I teach vinyasa yoga (power yoga) 7 times a week (I have a couple days where I teach 2 times in one day) and basic weight training on the days I run so around 4 times a week.
I exercise because I love the way it makes me feel. I will go above and beyond sometimes to make sure I get it in, and it isn't just about asthetics, but also about how good it makes me feel when I am in the moment.
I do suffer a hip type probably lately, but am pretty much free of injury.
I lose and gain weight easily.
Is this considered too much exercise? Or am I okay?
Anon_22455 responded:
The amount of exercise you do is dependant on your level of fitness and it can vary from one person to another. As long as you eat in a manner that's supportive and you built up to this amount of exercise over time you should be fine.

You say you lose and gain weight easily; maybe you should switch your focus on body composition rather than the number on the scale. This number doesn't account for muscle mass; which is important to have when you do a lot of exercise.
mitamina replied to Anon_22455's response:
need help with that i do not know if i am eating enough for the exercises i do. i do strength training weight and one day i do upper body and the next day i do lower every day i do the stationary bike and zumba on tuesday and thursday is thaat too much exercise i am on a 1300 cal food intake is that enough i recently started this regime but not sure if is right i dont understand if the calories i exercise do i add them to my calorie food intake pls answer here or email me pls i need help
SmithWood responded:
How much exercise one does is founded on your height of conditioning and it can differ from one individual to another. As long as you eat in a way that is certainly supporting and you developed to the volume of workout after a while you should be great. A person say an individual get rid of along with put on weight easily; perhaps you should switch your own focus on physique make up rather than number around the size. This number will not are the cause of muscles; that is important to possess if you perform a large amount of workout.

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