Signs Of Over Exercising
The following are signs that you may be doing too much exercise. If you experience any of these signs, cut back on the intensity, duration and/or frequency of your exercise.
- Not able to finish exercise routine.
- Too short of breath to exercise and talk at the same time.
- Faintness or nausea after exercise
- Chronic fatigue/tiredness
- Aches and pains in joints or muscles
The following signs and symptoms show that you should stop exercising and rest. They are:
- Chest pain, pressure, or discomfort in upper body, including chest, arms, neck, back or jaw.
- New or changing patterns of symptoms such as angina (heart pain), shortness of breath or pain in your legs/calves (poor circulation known as claudication)
- Unusual shortness of breath (most common heart symptom for diabetics)
- Dizziness / lightheadedness
- Nausea or vomiting
- Unusual fatigue or tiredness
- New irregularities in pulse / heart rate
- Heavy sweating or a cold sweat
- Discomfort in bones and joints
- Symptoms of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
Do not begin exercise if you are experiencing any of the above signs and symptoms.
If these symptoms occur during exercise, stop and rest.
If the symptoms of angina do not stop after 5 minutes of resting take your Nitroglycerin (NTG) pill/spray as it has been prescribed for you.
- Place one tablet (or spray) under your tongue
- Wait 5 minutes
- If there is still discomfort, take a second pill/spray
- Wait 5 minutes
- If there is still discomfort, take a third pill/spray
- If there is still discomfort after the 3rd pill/spray call 911 (or Emergency Services).
If you do not have a prescription for NTG and the discomfort is not gone after resting for 5 minutes, call 911.