I don’t HATE cardio.
That one time I wrote a post about Peloton, people came out of the woodwork to tell me how wrong I was.
They also told me how stupid I was and how much they hated me. That was a fun day…
Thing is, they didn’t actually READ the post before jumping to conclusions.
What I said was, cardio is great. It makes us feel good, it boosts our mood, helps us access endorphins, it helps detoxify the body (so much sweat!).
But it’s not going to change your physique the way you want it to, nor will it build muscle.
And it’s certainly not going to do that if you’re doing so much of it that it’s causing hormonal, adrenal, and/or thyroid issues because your body is so stressed out.
It’ll actually do the opposite of what you want.
Excess cardio can cause high levels of cortisol which might make you gain body fat, wreck your sleep, throw off your energy levels, and more.
Here are some common symptoms you’re likely to experience when you have hormonal issues:
And note, ‘common’ doesn’t mean it’s normal. You should NOT be experiencing these symptoms…so if you are…you might need to make some changes!
Listen, I love a great sweat session. I’ve finally gotten back into running after a long time off, and I am feeling great!
I just want to warn you of doing so much cardio that you’re damaging your health and your hormones.
In a nutshell, I love cardio, and I love it if you do too.
Do the cardio. But also eat the food, do the heavy-for-you weightlifting, get the rest, and take care of your health too.
You are more than the miles you log on your treadmill or bike.
Do you do a lot of cardio? Do any of these ‘common’ symptoms sound like something you’re struggling with?
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