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4 Revealing Signs That You Are Overdoing Working Out

Healthy eating and exercising regularly are the two best things you can do to assist you in live a long and healthy life.

Most of us concerned with our health closely watch what we eat but we do not necessarily recognize the less obvious signs that we are over-training.

We usually recognize these obvious signs of over training: Dehydration Dizziness Trouble breathing or maintaining a conversation Disorientation, foggy mental processing Rapid heart beat  However, what are the less obvious symptoms of working out too hard? Many dismiss these four as nothing when in fact they are your body telling you something:

1) Withdrawal SymptomsExercising can be just as addictive as drugs. About every 8 weeks or so, exercisers should take a week off for their body to recuperate and heal.

If you find you cannot go that long without exercising and you start to experience withdrawal symptoms, you may be suffering from exercise addiction.

Get some professional help.

2) Hormonal Imbalances

Sleep Disorders: The Link between Anxiety and Insomnia

Were you aware that there is a very common link between anxiety and insomnia?

So much so that the two can lead you in a never ending cycle.

Research has shown that treating insomnia is an effective means of dealing with those feelings of anxiety.

Chronic insomnia is more rampant than you may realize. It actually affects 10 percent of adults in the U.S. alone. Chronic insomnia is having sleep issues for one month or more.

This includes not being able to fall asleep, stay asleep or just feeling overall your quality of sleep is suffering.

If you think you may be dealing with chronic insomnia, it is important to consult with your doctor first.

It is possible that this could be an underlying sign of another health issue.

Heart disease, diabetes, pregnancy, menopause, arthritis or epilepsy could all be a cause of any sleep problems.

Many times another issue can cause any form of insomnia. For example, if you are feeling anxious or depressed you may not be sleeping well.

Taking steps…

How To Foster Reproductive Health In Women

Fostering reproductive health in women is a complex undertaking.
It necessitates education and outreach programs for young girls and women. It also includes the vital facet of commitment from health care providers regarding women's reproductive health care needs.

These programs would inform them about their reproductive needs and encourage them to seek out their reproductive care and health maintenance options. However, these modest efforts often are hindered by politics, domestic, social, religious dogma and financing conflicts.

What is Reproductive Health?
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), reproductive health is a condition by virtue of which individuals can enjoy a responsible, satisfying, safe sex life, in which they have the ability to reproduce as well as the freedom to decide if, when and how frequently to reproduce.

The purpose of this article is to help identify the elements of reproductive health education and care women in general need to know.


What Is Your Risk for Developing Shingles?

What are shingles and how do you get the shingles virus? Shingles is an infection brought about by the varicella-zoster virus. It usually brings on a painful rash.

The rash can show up anywhere on the body. Usually it forms a strip of blisters going around one or the other side of your torso.

Sometimes it can appear on your face, neck, chest, hand or leg.

If you had chickenpox as a child, you are at risk for developing shingles as you age. Shingles may appear anytime but most often affects those over age 50. The shingles virus is the same herpes-roster virus that causes chickenpox.
Warning, if over age 70 the complications of shingles become much worse. Consulting a doctor is advised. The virus that gave you chickenpox can start up again (as shingles) long after you have recovered from chickenpox. It hides out (inactive) in your nerve roots near the spinal cord and brain. It can stay inactive for the rest of your life, or it can become active again due to stress, injury, or an aging,…
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