It’s Fitness Myth Week here at Brave Body Project and today we’re debunking Fitness Myth #3: MORE IS BETTER!!!!
The health and wellness scene is hotter than ever. These days, people are trading in cocktail hour for group fitness sessions, jeans for moisture-wicking leggings, and eggs benedict for avocado toast. Everyone is jumping on the healthy train and it’s going full speed ahead.
We love that everyone is diving in and committing to living a healthy life but we’ve witnessed (and are culprits ourselves) of overdoing it. Which brings us to Fitness Myth #3: More is Better! At first glance, it may seem fun, cool, and exciting to jump from a FlyWheel class to Barry’s Bootcamp to Pilates to Kickboxing to Y7 Yoga before you #brunchsohard with your besties. We’re here to tell you that kind of behavior will have adverse effects on your body. Here’s what YOU need to know:
QUALITY VS. QUANTITY
If you’re performing your “workout du jour” at your max capacity that should be all you need to do. Tacking on multiple hours of training is going to have adverse affects on your body and could lead to some serious problems and injuries. We’re talking muscle imbalances, dehydration, exhaustion, mood swings, central nervous system problems, missed periods, dry skin, brittle hair and nails, dizzy spells and even strokes. Want to know more? Read this article Lindsey contributed to Thrive Market about her personal experience with estrogen dominance HERE .
Bottom line: Use fitness as a tool to make you your most powerful, bad-assed self. Don’t ruin your body by overdoing it.
Have a myth you’d like debunked? Tell us in the comments below!
Be brave friends!
Amber + Lindsey