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Is it possible to exercise too much? (Examiner.com)

Chief Marketing Officer Julie Holland Faylor, MHS, CEDS is the National Eating Disorders Examiner. Read an excerpt below from her blog post "Is it possible to exercise too much?" Exercise is good for us—at least this is what our society tells us. And for the most part—this sentiment is accurate. Exercise supports general health by strengthening our hearts, lowering blood pressure, building strong bones and working out the muscles we need to support our daily activities. Exercise allows us to be social by playing on sports teams, jogging with a friend, participating in a charity walk with colleagues or taking a yoga class. Besides the physical and social benefits, exercise has been shown to have psychological benefits as well—the endorphins released during physical activity can reduce stress, ward off anxiety and feelings of depression, boost self-esteem and even improve the duration and quality of our sleep. However, as the saying goes, you can have too much of a good thing... Visit her blog to read the article in its entirety.

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